Biography of Frank Hornby (1863-1936)

British inventor. He was born in Liverpool. Without formal training, it manufactured mechanical toys for their children and realized that what was needed were individual pieces that could merge apply to different models, and then could be removed and resave it. It created a set of parts punched with holes, all the same size and the same distance.

He patented the original toy in 1901, with the name of easy mechanics, and in 1907 was recorded as Mecano, achieving great popularity all over the world.It mounted a huge factory in Liverpool and in 1920 began to manufacture the Hornby trains, with parts of the Meccano set; at the beginning of the thirties he founded Dinky Toys, with a range of car models.