Antique Cast Iron Toys

While you may never see new toys made of cast iron, in the past before plastic and other cheaper and lighter materials were available, cast iron was an acceptable material to make toys from. Some of the earliest antique cast iron toys were of horses, wagons and stagecoaches complete with detailed paint. Boats and also airplanes were also popular among cast iron toy builders.

60's Old Boy's or girl's cowboy belt bejeweled with ornaments.
60's Old Boy's or girl's cowboy belt bejeweled with ornaments.
$8.75
Rare Cap Gun Cast Iron Grip Split Form Barrel
Rare Cap Gun Cast Iron Grip Split Form Barrel
$29.99
ANTIQUE ?KILGORE SIX SHOOTER AUTOMATIC? CAST IRON CAP GUN - YEAR 1934
ANTIQUE ?KILGORE SIX SHOOTER AUTOMATIC? CAST IRON CAP GUN - YEAR 1934
$45.00
Late 1800's Walking Bang Cap Stick Cane W Cast Iron Eagle Head & Cap Exploder
Late 1800's Walking Bang Cap Stick Cane W Cast Iron Eagle Head & Cap Exploder
$249.99
Scarce Kenton "York" Nickel Plated Cast Iron Single Shot Cap Gun c.1930 - K
Scarce Kenton "York" Nickel Plated Cast Iron Single Shot Cap Gun c.1930 - K
$68.00
VINTAGE CAST IRON ONE HORSE HANSOM CAB
VINTAGE CAST IRON ONE HORSE HANSOM CAB
$25.00

As radio, television and comic book characters stated to gain popularity, children everywhere longed for toys of their favorite characters. Soon enough, cast iron Popeye toys, Little Red Riding Hood and other well known characters were being built in cast iron form.

Perhaps the most popular cast iron toys were of automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, airplanes and tractors. While children on the farm wanted to have a toy tractor just like the one that Dad used in the field, children in the city longed for cast iron versions of cars that they saw whizzing by on the busy streets. Still others were more fascinated with cast iron airplanes that buzzed around the skies and cast iron ships, like recreations of the Titanic or river boats. Cast iron vehicles were suitable not only to play with, but they served yet another purpose; as an advertising medium. Companies would paint logos on the side of these cast iron vehicles to advertise products that would appeal to both parents and children alike.

Many collectors that collect toys by type choose Antique Cast Iron toys.