Founded in 1890 by James Wilkins, the Wilkins Toy Company of Keene, New Hampshire, was sold just four years later to Harry T. Kingsbury, who continued to manufacture toys until World War II. Known to collectors as Wilkins-Kingsbury, the line included ships, trains, trolleys, cars, airplanes, banks, fire engines and carriage toys, each made of cast iron, steel and sometimes tin. The Mule and Stake Cart with Driver toy was manufactured about 1930; the black mule, red wagon and red-hatted driver were cast from iron. The large yellow wagon wheels are of pressed steel, as is the remainder of the toy. Possibly sold as a pull toy, the mule and cart together measure more than 11″ in length. Image is 1050px wide.