Kenton Hardware Company

Kenton Hardware Company (HMF55)

Location: Kenton, OH 43326 Hardin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 38.344', W 83° 36.87'

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First organized as the Kenton Lock Manufacturing Company in 1890, the Kenton Hardware Company became one of the world's largest cast iron toy factories. Under the management of L. S. Bixler, toy stoves, banks, fire company outfits, horse drawn vehicles, automobiles and cap pistols were produced. The immensely popular Gene Autry cap pistol was produced at this plant beginning in 1938. The Company ceased production in 1952 but Kenton toys continue to be popular collectors items worldwide.
HM NumberHMF55
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number10-33
Year Placed1991
Placed ByCountry Connection Club and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 4:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 278909 N 4501977
Decimal Degrees40.63906667, -83.61450000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 38.344', W 83° 36.87'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 38' 20.64" N, 83° 36' 52.20" W
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Area Code(s)419, 937, 567
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 350 W Espy St, Kenton OH 43326, US
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