history of Edmonds Metzel Manufacturing Company

Item number: Edmonds Metzel Manufacturing

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Company history and description of the company Edmonds Metzel Manufacturing Company, Chicago, USA

In 1906/7 William Ogden Coleman (a friend of William Frederick Hafner) gained control of the struggling Edmonds-Metzel hardware company in Chicago.
Hafner and Coleman began producing toy trains together, using Edmonds-Metzel's excess manufacturing capacity 1910 changed ist name to the American Flyer Manufacturing Company.
The company Edmond Metzel produced only passenger-train sets, known as ?Chicago cars,? as they weren?t numbered but had ?Chicago? stamped onto their sides.

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