history of Thomas Industries

Item number: Thomas Industries (4468)

Intern number: 4468

Category: Thomas Industries


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Company history and description of the company Thomas Industries in Wenonah

1940s Thomas Industries was founded by Jim Thomas in Wenonah.
They produce a line of gauge 0 tinplate trains, as well as scale model builder's power tools and scientific instruments.
In 1951 Thomas acquired Scale-Craft and company's line of gauge 0 cars and moved to a new facility in Shawnee.
1958 died Jim Thomas and other firms including Thomas Industries Model Trains of Plano continued production. In 1964 a fire destroyed the dies and blueprints.


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