Two further dates for Deborah’s lecture on Frank Hornby and Mechanical Toys in Newcastle on 21 March and London on 12 April. Further information here.
The fascinating and entrepreneurial Frank Hornby was the inventor of Meccano, The Hornby Railway and Dinky Cars – one of the great toy designers. The lecture is based on Deborah’s research for The History of Toys.
Deborah is delighted to have been asked to give the inaugural lecture to the new South Yorkshire Branch of the Newcomen Society, at Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield on 23 January 2017. The lecture will be Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys – Britain, Germany & the USA. She will also give the lecture to the North East Branch on 21 March and in London on 12 April, 2017. Continue reading Lecture: Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys – Britain, Germany & the USA
Deborah Jaffé is an author; cultural and design historian; ceramicist and painter with special interests in the history of souvenirs and memory studies; women and innovation; childhood, play and toys.