Kingsbury Manufacturing Co. was a toy company based in Keene, New Hampshire, that was active from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century. The company was founded in 1890 by Charles W. Kingsbury, who had previously worked for the nearby Hitchcock Chair Company.
Initially, Kingsbury Manufacturing Co. produced a variety of metal products, including buttons, clasps, and small tools. However, the company soon shifted its focus to the production of high-quality tin toys, which became its primary product line.
In the early 20th century, Kingsbury Manufacturing Co. gained a reputation for producing some of the finest and most innovative toys on the market. The company's products included mechanical banks, wind-up cars and trains, and other toys that were designed to move or make noise.
One of the company's most popular products was the "Kingsbury Special" train, a wind-up toy train that was known more...
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