Today's article is about Kenton Sulkies. Kenton was a company that produced fine cast iron toys in the early 1900's. One of their beautiful toys was their sulky- a type of horse-racing cart. These toys are called "pull toys", as a small rope or string is attached to the open circle at the front of the hoof. Initially, I purchased the golden one below to re-sell, but decided to keep it as a present to my wife to remind us of her great late father George. George used to have racehorses and raced them in Montreal (Quebec,Canada) at a racetrack called Blue Bonnets, which later became the Hippodrome. Eventually, the racetrack closed, and will soon become a development of some sort or another. However, I digress.
During my buying in early October-December of 2011, I came across 2 other of these Kenton toys. When my wife saw the multi-coloured one, she immediately liked it more than the golden yellow one, and I of course exchanged it for her.