Traditional Toy Manufacturing
February 24, 2014
Toy manufacturing was completely different back in the day. There wasn’t the electrical equipment we now have today, and toys had to be built completely by hand, often using wood as the main material.
There are still toys created today using wood, and the first wooden toys were introduced in the early 1900s. Pine wood was popular because it was easily accessible and very smooth, which is great for children’s products. Toy manufacturing has certainly changed over the years and there is still some traditional toy making that goes on today.
There’s not a great deal of time to look back and see where the toy manufacturing industry came from, and it was certainly from those first early wooden toys, which gave our grandparents great memories. We’re now well into the technological years, and toys can be made much quicker now while they’re actually more reliable, and built to high quality and there’s bound to be plenty more technological improvement in the near future.