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Carpenter, Francis W.



  • Existence: 1844 - 1925

biographical statement


“Francis W. Carpenter Dies; Noted Inventor.” Port Chester Daily Item. December 26, 1925. Francis W. Carpenter Papers, Box 4, Series 4, Family Papers.

“Francis W. Carpenter – Toymaker.” n.d.. Francis W. Carpenter Papers, Box 4, Series 4, Family Papers.

O’Brien, Richard. Collecting Toys: A Collector’s Identification & Value Guide. 5th ed. 1990.

Ralston, Rick. Cast Iron Floor Trains: An Encyclopedia with Rarity & Price Guide. 1994.

Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play at The Strong. Patent papers.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Francis W. Carpenter papers

 Collection — Box: 1-5
Identifier: 109.15291
Scope and Content The Francis W. Carpenter Papers document the life and work of an American cast-iron toy inventor and manufacturer during the late 19th-century. Comprised of both business records and personal papers, the Carpenter Papers present a thorough picture of the day-to-day operation of Carpenter’s business during the 1880s and 1890s through correspondence, business records, advertising materials, and a handful of patent-related materials. The personal papers span a period from 1860 through 1934 and...