Frank Hornby and mechanical toys; Britain, Germany and the USA, 1880-1950

Posted: July 18th, 2017
When:
May 17, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
2018-05-17T19:30:00+01:00
2018-05-17T21:30:00+01:00
Where:
BRISTOL, BAWA
589 Southmead Rd
Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG
UK
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Secretary

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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