Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys – Britain, Germany & the USA 1880 – 1950.

Posted: September 7th, 2016
When:
March 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2017-03-21T14:00:00+00:00
2017-03-21T16:00:00+00:00
Where:
NEWCASTLE: Tyne&Wear Discovery Museum
Blandford St
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3PZ
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
David Crockit

A lecture by Deborah Jaffé. A lecture by Deborah Jaffé. The entrepreneurial Frank Hornby was the inventor of Meccano, The Hornby Railway and Dinky Cars. This lecture looks at the origins of his designs, the manufacturing processes involved,  the images of modernity within the toys and how Hornby achieved his aims to enable  children to learn mechanic; all within the context of the toy industries in Germany, Britain and the USA. Deborah is a cultural historian, the editor of Newcomen Links and author of The History of Toys (Sutton 2006).

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