Forgotten Toy Companies: Schieble Toy and Novelty

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The Schieble Toy and Novelty Company made toys in Dayton, Ohio from 1909 until going out of business in 1931. Dayton, the home of the Wright Brothers, was surprisingly (at least to me) the home of 38 toy companies at the beginning of the 20th century. I guess Orville and Wilber weren't the only entrepreneurs in town.

Schieble used tin plate and steel and inserted friction motors to give their vehicles locomotion. Each is, in its own way, quite beautiful. 

The above airplane looks from around the same time as Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis.

Very sleek looking car with what appears to be a great looking refurbishment. The below fire engine is, interestingly, yellow and not red.

And of course a great, red, battleship.


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  1. Does anyone know the name of the founder of Schieble Toys? Is the Company connected to B.B. Schieble of Dayton?

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