Ever since the Chinese found a way to produce cast iron around the 2nd Century BC there has been a fascinating array of treasures created. John Hubley of Lancaster, PA began Hubley Manfacturing in 1894 and produced toys and doorstops. Take a look at some of these nostalgic antique replica pieces. We have a large variety of still banks, mechanical banks, doorstops, bottle openers and more are available here now.
Originally, linseed oil was used to waterproof sailcloth for use in seamen's clothing, particularly seamen's capes.
Most of Winchester's art was done by the artist Phillip R. Goodwin.
Europeans and Native Americans often traded goods such as furs and other natural resources for axes, knives and guns.
The Monon is a railroad that route was along the cities named.
In 1932, the 3-wheeled Servi-car begins its 41 year run as a popular commercial and police service vehicle.
The vast majority of cast-iron toys were made in the United States up until the start of World War II, when production of these toys basically ceased.
Nast thought of them as anti-Union racists who had become far too prominent and influential in the North.
By about 1960, the company was trying to compete with a variety of market segments all at the same time, adding itself to other metal kid's toy makers, kit manufacturers, and British diecast producers.
Early Hubley production consisted of many cast iron toys including various horse drawn vehicles, guns, and household objects such as doorstops and bookends.
African slaves helped introduce the watermelon to the United States.
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