cart; horse

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Creator Moore, Harrison
Title cart; horse
Published Vancouver : Museum of Vancouver
Identifier 65712
Language English
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Contributor Museum of Vancouver
Description American toy companies, which had quantities of raw iron available to them, began making cast iron toys during the late 19th century. Early products included cap pistols, small tools, and mechanical banks. Later, moving vehicles of all types were manufactured. The process involved casting gray iron, often mixed with brass or lead, in sand moulds. The resulting products were uniform, durable, and could be painted with bright colours. This cast iron horse pulls a cart loaded with a hose wheel for fighting fires. It was made around 1885, probably in the United States, as cast iron toys were not commonly made in Europe.
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