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Wilton Products Inc. Cast Iron Metal Americana Stars Original Bo
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Wilton Products Inc. Cast Iron Metal Americana Stars Original Bo
Description: For your consideration is a handsome set of five vintage (40's - 50's) Americana Wilton cast iron or metal decorative stars. The stars are painted black and are in the original Wilton Manufacturing Products, Inc., Wrightsville, Penna. box with five small nails. They would make a great inside or outside vintage Americana wall decoration along with the Wilton Spread Eagle that I have for sale separately. Condition: Very Good, the stars have just a few minute paint nicks. The box is in good condition, top: some scratches, nicks and the bottom: corners are loose, tape has torn. History: Wilton Products, Inc. established approximately 1935 and closed in 1989 Susquehanna Castings begun in 1893 by the Wilton Family in Wrightsville, PA, along the Susquehanna River, Susquehanna Castings was a foundry located across the street from the Wilton family lime kiln company known as Stacy Wilton Lime Company. The foundry utilized the local iron ore deposits and converted it into products for sale to a wide variety of industries throughout the region, including novelty items for consumers. Susquehanna Castings was merged into the Wilton Brass Company (later Wilton Armetale) in the mid-1960s. The origin date of Wilton Products is unknown but believed to be approximately 1935. It was the immediate separate but overlapping successor to Susquehanna Castings when Susquehanna Castings made iron products, while Wilton Products decorated them. Started by the Wilton family and presided over by Mr. Ralph (Bud) Wilton, Jr. this company produced painted iron objects for industry and consumers. These products were popular throughout the 1940s and 1950s, the items included bottle openers, trivets, candle holders, and a wide variety of novelty items including mechanical banks. The items were hand painted and produced in Wrightsville, PA and Santa Barbara, CA. Presided over by Mr. Henry Wilton (brother of Mr. Ralph (Bud) Wilton) from the 1950s until its close in 1989, the company was best known during its last 35 years for its wall decorations, garden plaques and novelty items.   Approximate measurements: 2"L by 2"W. MD108NU2
Item MD0400: $24.00
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