Meccano Limited 1908 - 1964

Liverpool, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom

Toy manufacturer: model trains and die-cast toys; 1908 - founded by clerk Frank Hornby in Liverpool. Factories in Liverpool, Paris, Berlin,Barcelona, Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. 1914 - moved to Binns Road, Liverpool. Registered trade marks: Meccano, Hornby Dublo, Dinky Toys Due to financial problems it was taken over in 1964 by Lines Bros Limited. Factory continued in production until 1979 when company bought by Nikko.