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

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The fascinating and entrepreneurial Frank Hornby was the inventor of Meccano, The Hornby Railway and Dinky Cars – one of the great toy designers. Importantly, he believed that all children should play with, and so understand,  mechanics; which is still relevant as we search for more engineers.  More in Deborah’s book  The History of Toys.