Kenton Overland Circus Bandwagon and patrol car 1950s reproduction. Cast-iron construction. Made in USA. Wonderful condition.


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NOTE: This is NOT a foreign-made reproduction piece but a mid-Century repro made in the USA during the early 1950s. This being said, please read on ...

A wonderful, vintage reproduction of Kenton Toys of Ohio cast-iron Overland Circus Bandwagon #3314-3316 M 2 and green patrol wagon, both manufactured in the USA c.1950. It is a reproduction of an earlier Kenton Toys USA model that originally came out in the 1920s. The 1920s issue were mainly used as toys and tend to show a lot of wear both from their age and from being played with and handled a lot. By the time the 1950s rolled around and Kenton re-issued the Overland Circus cast-iron pieces, collector's had taken interest. The pieces tended to be viewed more as collector's items and figurines than toys. As such, the pieces from the 1950s tend to show fewer signs of use (i.e., paint chips and rub-off, lost pieces, damage).

This 1950s issue Overland Circus features a big, red wagon with the words OVERLAND CIRCUS emblazoned along the side in still fresh white trim. A pair of golden harps and a lion's head flank the logo on each side and are painted in gold. The driver is wearing his green outfit and gold cap. The six band members are all outfitted in white suits with gold trim and coordinating gold caps. Three of the band members are playing french horns, the other 3 are on trumpets. The horse riders are wearing red outfits with gold caps and black gloves. Proud white horses, with long flowing manes, are at the vanguard of the circus wagon decked out in all their finest regalia as well, trimmed with gold harnesses. The chain for these horses is made in the original dot-dash pattern of the 1920s version. The BONUS! green PATROL car carries 3 red-suited firemen who tag along with the Overland Circus as a safety measure, just in case fire trouble ensues!

Kenton went out of business in 1952 and eventually Utexiqual of Littlestown, PA bought the molds and patterns and continued making them for a short period before they too went out of business. Cast-iron toys were no longer popular when the cheap plastic toy world arrived, sadly causing many of these companies to fold. This is one of the last issue from what was Kenton Toys and it is pre-Utexiqual issue dating it to 1950 to late 1951 and no later.

As with most cast iron toys, the paint isn't perfect because they were played with. However this one only has very minor chips that you can see in the photos. The paint is original and not retouched. It measures about 15 1.4" long, 7.25" tall (floor to driver's cap top) and about 3.5" wide ( wheel edge to edge). The horses and and front wheels come away from wagon as you can see in photos. All the riders, driver and band members come off their position. All the wheels work nicely. Note the intricate chain work! This piece is also stamped Made in USA and has the model #3814 and#3816 M 2 on the front wheel axle.

This is a wonderful original mold from Kenton to proudly add to your cast iron toy/figures collection. I have included a photo of the Kenton/Utexiqual catalogue that originally advertised these wonderful cast-iron models for sale in photo 5. This circus wagon and patrol car are definitely not MINT and indeed there are a few patches of paint that are missing now and a few spots where the original paint has worn away, perhaps from handling. Nonetheless, given the age of these pieces they are in fantastic overall shape and still look very vibrant. They are ready to display as part of your Americana collection!


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