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Riassunto: A single man was responsible for the toys which shaped generations of children. Frank Hornby invented the train set, Meccano, the dinky toy and Scalextric. And yet, until now, there has been no biography of this extraordinary figure. Frank Hornby lived in Liverpool, and while working as a bookkeeper for a meat importer, he became frustrated by the range of toys in Britain and set up a toy manufacturing company. A passionate and inspired man, he developed his first toys for his own children and by his death in 1936 Meccano and Hornby trains were market leaders. Encompassing social history, politics and changing attitudes towards children this is a beautifully written life story of an unsung hero.
Dal risvolto interno: Frank Hornby?s invention was not a scientific instrument, or even an equation, but a toy: Meccano. Yet his toy inspired generations of children and contributed to the development of engineering, science and invention.
Titolo: The Toy Maker: The Life and Times of ...
Casa editrice: Ebury Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2004
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0005725478
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR003483171
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR004004577
Descrizione libro Ebury Press, London, England, 2004. Softcover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Not Applicable. First Thus. Softcover, first thus, 210gms, 288 pages. This is the story of Frank Hornby who began as a humble desk clerk and went on to develop lots of different inventions, the most notable being the best selling toy, Meccano. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and moderate page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria BIOUK293
Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2004. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Slight rubbing to edges and corners otherwise in very good condition. Next day dispatch by Royal Mail in recyclable packaging. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Codice libro della libreria 004156
Descrizione libro Ebury Press, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0091895812