Frank Hornby

Frank Hornby
1863 - 1936
Frank Hornby  British Inventor

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First Name Frank
Last Name Hornby
Birthday 15th May, 1863
Birthplace Liverpool, England
Died 21st September, 1936
Place of Death Maghull, Lancashire, England
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality British
Occupation Text Toy inventor, Businessman, Politician
Occupation Inventor

Frank Hornby (15 May 1863 – 21 September 1936) was an English inventor, businessman and politician. He was a visionary in toy development and manufacture, and although he had no formal engineering training, he was responsible for the invention and production of three of the most popular lines of toys based on engineering principles in the 20th century: Meccano, Hornby Model Railways and Dinky Toys. He also founded the British toy company Meccano Ltd in 1908, and launched a monthly publication, Meccano Magazine in 1916.

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