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Meccano

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Founded in Liverpool, England by Frank Hornby, Meccano began producing construction sets which evolved into train sets. By the 1930's, automobile kits were added to the catalog. This brand evolved into the successful Dinky brand of small cast cars.

Line Bros Ltd. (Tri-ang Toys) bought Meccano in 1964 and changed their name to Meccano-Tri-ang in 1970.

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Founded in Liverpool, England by Frank Hornby, Meccano began producing construction sets which evolved into train sets. By the 1930's, automobile kits were added to the catalog. This brand evolved into the successful Dinky brand of small cast cars.

Line Bros Ltd. (Tri-ang Toys) bought Meccano in 1964 and changed their name to Meccano-Tri-ang in 1970.

To this day, the Meccano name still exists and is known as Erector by Meccano and owned by Spin Master (as of 2013). 

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