This blog discusses old toys from the early 1920's to the end of the 1950's. All kinds of topics are discussed.
The time span was the greatest period for "hands-on" toys, where a young child could actually go outside and play for hours at a time.
You can see the elegance but simple design of these toys. It was a time when huge machines, and people made and finished toys by hand.
The era has long passed, but many of the toys are still around, and that is what I would like to share.
Thursday, September 14, 2018 Sunny and Clear Skies 25 C 77 F
The Talented Toy Maker
(Mr.) Chris Ferrone
I have been in contact with Mr. Chris Ferrone for more than a year. Chris is the president of
Americoach Systems, Inc. (Specialized Transport Technology, Safety, Management and Logistics), located in Chicago, Illinois (USA). When Chris is not managing his fine company, he likes to search for old toys, from which he "regenerates" then into new composite creations.
In His Own Words:
hope your summer is winding down nicely !!
here are some photos of my latest toy
the cab was from a broken Ty-Nee-Tot, by maplecrest truck
the mixer body was from a broken structo truck
I have blended them together to make a new toy
the scale of the two trucks was just right to make the composite toy look proportional
I hope you like it
As you can see, Chris's composite toy turned out to be a great play toy for any child. I'm sure that he uses his company's "real tools" for his fine bus coaches to be able to restore this fine toy. And as always, I've never been disappointed!
If you do a search on my blog for "Chris Ferrone", you will find the many posts that I have had the pleasure in writing about.