history of Kingsbury toys

Item number: Kingsbury toys (3984)

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Category: Kingsbury toys




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Company history and description of the company Kingsbury Mfg. Co., Keene New Hampshire, USA

In 1895 Harry T. Kingsbury bought the company Wilkins and with the Clipper Machine Works and led her long continue under the old name. At first cars were produced. The Wilkins line was abandoned during the First World War in favor of the Kingsbury models. They manufactured famous models of aircraft, trucks, and buses.
1942 the toy production stopped during the Second World War and was no longer included. Everything was sold to Keystone in Boston. The company still exists as Kingsbury Machine Tool Division, as a supplier to IBM, General Motors and GE.

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