1939 - Nicholas Kove founds company manufacturing rubber inflated toys. Late 1940's manufactures plastic model Ferguson tractors, first of a whole series of different models. 1960s-1970s - Height of production. 1980s - into decline. Following bankruptcy, bought by Hobby Products Group. 1995 - Allen McGuire operating under Humbrol. 2006 - Hornby Hobbies Ltd buys Airfix and Humbrol brands.