Frank Hornby

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Birthday
15, 1863
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 21, 1936 (73)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
15, 1863
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 21, 1936 (73)

About

With no formal engineering training, he devised three of the most popular toys in Britain: Meccano, Dinky Toys, and Hornby Model Railways.

Before Fame

He left school at age of 15 to work as a cashier.

Trivia

He debuted Meccano Magazine in 1916.

Family Life

He married schoolteacher Clara Walker Godefroy in 1887, and the couple had two sons.

Associated With

He and Johnny Gruelle were both famous toymakers. Gruelle came out with a series of dolls.