American Flyer

American Flyer

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. American Flyer was a popular brand of toy train and model railroad in the United States in the middle part of the 20th century. Although best remembered for the S gauge trains of the 1950s that it made as a division of the A. C. Gilbert Company, American Flyer was initially an independent company whose origins date back nearly a half century earlier. Chicago, Illinois-based toymaker William Frederick Hafner developed a clockwork motor for toy cars in 1901 while working for a company called Toy Auto Company. According to the recollections of William Hafner's son, John, he had developed a clockwork train running on O gauge track by 1905.show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136634635
  • 9786136634630