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Trains were always popular toys. Before electricity was invented and before electricity became commonplace, toys would be powered with wind-up mechanisms, or in the case of Hess toys by the Dynamobil.
After 3 1/2 years of searching for new toys, I find a whole new world of toys made by a company that I write ever so briefly in a larger part of a post.
In the upcoming posts, I'll expand on Chuck's fine collection of toys.
What I found amazing and also "funny" is that Chuck is quite modest. He mentioned that he was still searching for Hess toys to add to his collection. I didn't think there were any more (when you venture over to his site) , but I've been known to make mistakes when I write.
I'm sure when I research out the Hess company, it will probably be similar to the George Carette or Bing companies or perhaps smaller. I have a 1912 Bing Toy Catalogue of 441 pages, and a George Carette 1911 Trade Catalogue with 1905 and 1914 supplements with about 300 pages.
I have to thank Chuck, I think, because he's given me "encouragement" to continue my quest for searching and writing about old and antique toys.
I'm 66 years "young".
I'm thinking right now, that I should have started 40 years ago!
Thanks for dropping by and as always
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wherever you may be,