history of Keystone

Item number: Keystone (3980)


Category: Keystone


Company history and description of the company Keystone Mfg Co., Boston, Massachusetts, USA

In 1920 the company was founded. Initially Laterna Magica and children comedy movies (Keystone Move graph) were produced. Ca. 1925 they obtained the rights to produce trucks of pressed steel. Forced by the competition with "Buddy L" this was further refined by nickel-plated hubcaps, celluloid windshields, motor and cranks, tires and headlights.
1934 began the production of the "Siren Riding Toys".
Ca. 1945 after the Second World War, the toy department was purchased from Kingsbury.

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