Cool Prototype Injection Moulding images

Cool Prototype Injection Moulding images

A few nice prototype injection moulding pictures I found:

MOBO TOYS
prototype injection moulding
Image by MANHATTAN Analysis INC
MOBO TOYS’ had been produced by D. SEBEL &amp CO., ERITH, KENT, ENGLAND from 1947 to 1972.

David Sebel had emigrated from Russia circa 1912 and set up in partnership as a Wheelwright in East London in 1921. In 1928 he moved the Company to Lant Street in the Borough, London S.E.1 with the take over of a firm, Hazeldine &amp Norton, of Wheelwright’s &amp Motor Physique and Van Builders. Interestingly the property subsequent to the premises had been the residence of Charles Dickens when his parents were in the Marshalsea Debtor’s Prison.

In the 1930’s they expanded into Architectural metalwork and other engineering projects. Also generating street cleaning carts, milk churns and fronts for Cinemas. In 1931 Harry Sebel, David’s son, joined the firm beginning from the bottom up. For the duration of the Second Planet War the Business turned over to war function and many local premises had been employed for their production of aircraft and tank elements, bunks for air raid shelters, bailey bridge elements and even a tower for an experimental radar station.

In the early 1940’s Harry was hunting to the future and realised that they are would be a need to have to expand the business and find work for the current workforce and these which had been called up. Following a lot study it was decided to go into metal furnishings, under the Trade name Stak-a-Bye and into the toy organization. But what to make which would be distinct from any individual else. Harry had the idea of a Rocking Horse which the rider could propel along themselves. Basic plans had been drawn up and a complete size horse mock up was produced using bicycle gears. To get an notion of what the completed product would look like a Taxidermist in Piccadilly was approached for a horse hide, the only issue he had was from a Zebra so that was utilised. The prototype Zebra was nonetheless around at the Erith factory for many years. A Patent was taken out in 1942 for the fundamental mechanism. Later Charles Morewood, RA was commissioned to sculpt the clay body of what became the Mobo Bronco. The steel furniture organization was set up in 1946 from the Weller Street side of the premises, a name which was employed at the Erith factory to denote the furnishings production developing.

The Lant Street premises have been not going to be big enough for the toy and furnishings organization envisaged and so the ex Vickers Gun Functions at 177, West Street, Erith, Kent were bought in February, 1947. As the intention was to generate every little thing in-house from the arrival of the raw material to the completed product, the complete kitting out of the factory with big presses, dip tanks, spray booths, and so forth. took a even though. Toy production did not start off at Erith till September, 1947. Nonetheless, some toys had been assembled at Lant Street, developed by outdoors contractor’s, to enable a display at the British Industries Fair in Could,1947. The other toys on show had been Merry Go Round,Rocker Swing, Chair Desk and Roll-a-Bye Skates.

The name ‘Mobo’ came from a brain-storming session when ‘Mobile Toys’ had been rejected. The clown on the decal was due to an interest in the Circus by the David Sebel. The Circus theme was employed in a lot of their Exhibition Stands and marketing. A tin clown was made but in no way went into production. It would have been an early Action Man!. Later advertising and instruction sheets used the Mobo title as two characters ‘Mr Mo’ and ‘Miss Bo’.

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The most properly identified toy is the BRONCO, the ride-on horse. It operates by the rider sitting on the horse and pushing down on the stirrups, then releasing them and then the horse moves along. From 1947 to 1950 the Bronco could only be steered in a straight line, but in February, 1950 Magic Steering was introduced. This enabled the rider by pushing on either stirrup to move the horse in that path. The Broncho was so well-known that it stayed in production till 1971.

The body pressings had been also utilised for a series of other toys SPRING HORSE (PRAIRIE KING), Night RIDER, PRAIRIE PRANCER, Range RIDER two diverse sorts produced, ROCKING HORSE, &amp BRONCHO MERRY GO ROUND.

The colours came from ‘market research’ with the local school kids at West Street College – yellow and red becoming the favourite. These children were also used for photo shoots for advertising and testing the toys.

In 1949 the ‘Walking SNAIL’ was introduced at the New York Toy Fair, also at the identical fair the ‘PONY’ was first shown. The ‘Pony’ pressings went on to be employed on numerous diverse toys – PONY ROCKER, PIONEER WAGON, PONY EXPRESS, PONY KART, PONY BUGGY, SURREY TROTTER, TODDLE PONY. 1948 also saw the introduction of the initial small remote manage walking toy – the TOY-TOISE. This was a excellent achievement not just for kids, but also adults, as they were employed for Toy-toise races at a lot of parties. The SPANIEL – at 1st sold as PUPPY – and SPANIEL followed with the very same mechanism, also a CANOE.

The American Marketplace was an remarkable success for the MOBO Organization. In 1948 they exported to the USA half of the total toy exports of ALL British Toy Firms. At this time Britain was recovering from the Second World War and steel was rationed according to the quantity of goods exported. Mobo never ever had any problems getting supplies since of their outstanding export record. A New York workplace had been opened in 1948 at the Breslin Creating, Broadway, New York and an American subsidiary formed Sebel Products Inc. Other significant markets were Australia and South Africa.

A Showroom &amp Office had been opened at 39/41 New Oxford Street, London W.C.1 in September, 1945.

Other toys created included Prams, Bicycles, Desks, Wheelbarrows, Rockers, Swings, Scooters and from 1956 Pedal Vehicles.

In 1951 Harry &amp David emigrated to Australia and set up a factory at Bankstown, Sydney. Right here they developed both Toys and Furnishings. The components had been shipped from Erith and assembled and painted at Bankstown. The Australian company decided in 1957 to concentrate on the furnishings organization and so toy production was stopped. The furniture company still goes on right now as element of the GWA International Group, and they have just opened a branch in the United Kingdom.

In 1955 the Toy Boat enterprise of Harold Flory Ltd., of Bromley, Kent was taken more than. They made the SNIPE, SWIFT, ST. CHRISTOPHER Motor Boats, the SPRITE YACHT, and the SNORT SUBMARINE, also Toy Vehicles. The boats were continued in production by Mobo’s.

Jetex, the Model Aircraft Engine enterprise was bought in 1956. In addition to a variety of Jet propelled engines they also created model kits for aircraft and a plastic boats and cars for the Jetex engine.

The mid 1960’s saw an introduction of toys produced from injection moulded plastic and the importation of a variety of plastic Pedal cars from Pines of Italy. These included a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Pedal Automobile. A variety of bicycles was also imported from Italy.

By the late 1960’s the British toy business was obtaining a difficult time due to low cost imports from the Far East. When John Bentley of Barclay Securities created an offer to obtain the Business in 1970 it was taken up. The Barclay Toy Group was formed to which Chad Valley, Charles Methuen and Tri-ang were added in 1971. Unfortunately the overheads of the Group meant that losses had been nonetheless becoming made and a main reorganisation took place in 1972 with the Erith Functions becoming closed and all production of all Mobo Toys ceasing. The site is now a big housing estate.

MOBO TOYS
prototype injection moulding
Image by MANHATTAN Analysis INC
MOBO TOYS’ had been made by D. SEBEL &amp CO., ERITH, KENT, ENGLAND from 1947 to 1972.

David Sebel had emigrated from Russia circa 1912 and set up in partnership as a Wheelwright in East London in 1921. In 1928 he moved the Organization to Lant Street in the Borough, London S.E.1 with the take more than of a firm, Hazeldine &amp Norton, of Wheelwright’s &amp Motor Body and Van Builders. Interestingly the property subsequent to the premises had been the residence of Charles Dickens when his parents had been in the Marshalsea Debtor’s Prison.

In the 1930’s they expanded into Architectural metalwork and other engineering projects. Also making street cleaning carts, milk churns and fronts for Cinemas. In 1931 Harry Sebel, David’s son, joined the firm starting from the bottom up. Throughout the Second Planet War the Company turned over to war work and many neighborhood premises had been utilised for their production of aircraft and tank components, bunks for air raid shelters, bailey bridge elements and even a tower for an experimental radar station.

In the early 1940’s Harry was looking to the future and realised that they are would be a need to expand the company and locate perform for the current workforce and these which had been called up. Soon after considerably analysis it was decided to go into metal furniture, below the Trade name Stak-a-Bye and into the toy company. But what to make which would be different from any individual else. Harry had the notion of a Rocking Horse which the rider could propel along themselves. Simple plans were drawn up and a full size horse mock up was produced employing bicycle gears. To get an notion of what the completed product would appear like a Taxidermist in Piccadilly was approached for a horse hide, the only thing he had was from a Zebra so that was utilized. The prototype Zebra was nevertheless about at the Erith factory for many years. A Patent was taken out in 1942 for the basic mechanism. Later Charles Morewood, RA was commissioned to sculpt the clay physique of what became the Mobo Bronco. The steel furniture business was set up in 1946 from the Weller Street side of the premises, a name which was utilised at the Erith factory to denote the furnishings production developing.

The Lant Street premises were not going to be massive sufficient for the toy and furnishings company envisaged and so the ex Vickers Gun Works at 177, West Street, Erith, Kent have been purchased in February, 1947. As the intention was to generate almost everything in-residence from the arrival of the raw material to the finished item, the complete kitting out of the factory with big presses, dip tanks, spray booths, and so on. took a while. Toy production did not begin at Erith till September, 1947. Nonetheless, some toys had been assembled at Lant Street, made by outside contractor’s, to allow a display at the British Industries Fair in Might,1947. The other toys on show have been Merry Go Round,Rocker Swing, Chair Desk and Roll-a-Bye Skates.

The name ‘Mobo’ came from a brain-storming session when ‘Mobile Toys’ had been rejected. The clown on the decal was due to an interest in the Circus by the David Sebel. The Circus theme was employed in a lot of their Exhibition Stands and marketing. A tin clown was created but never went into production. It would have been an early Action Man!. Later marketing and instruction sheets used the Mobo title as two characters ‘Mr Mo’ and ‘Miss Bo’.

rbronco.jpg (41904 bytes) RED_SNAIL.jpg (50322 bytes) rpony.jpg (43788 bytes)

The most nicely known toy is the BRONCO, the ride-on horse. It works by the rider sitting on the horse and pushing down on the stirrups, then releasing them and then the horse moves along. From 1947 to 1950 the Bronco could only be steered in a straight line, but in February, 1950 Magic Steering was introduced. This enabled the rider by pushing on either stirrup to move the horse in that path. The Broncho was so well-known that it stayed in production till 1971.

The body pressings had been also utilized for a series of other toys SPRING HORSE (PRAIRIE KING), Night RIDER, PRAIRIE PRANCER, Variety RIDER two various types created, ROCKING HORSE, &amp BRONCHO MERRY GO ROUND.

The colours came from ‘market research’ with the local college youngsters at West Street College – yellow and red becoming the favourite. These young children were also used for photo shoots for advertising and testing the toys.

In 1949 the ‘Walking SNAIL’ was introduced at the New York Toy Fair, also at the same fair the ‘PONY’ was initial shown. The ‘Pony’ pressings went on to be employed on several diverse toys – PONY ROCKER, PIONEER WAGON, PONY EXPRESS, PONY KART, PONY BUGGY, SURREY TROTTER, TODDLE PONY. 1948 also saw the introduction of the very first tiny remote manage walking toy – the TOY-TOISE. This was a great accomplishment not just for youngsters, but also adults, as they were employed for Toy-toise races at many parties. The SPANIEL – at initial sold as PUPPY – and SPANIEL followed with the very same mechanism, also a CANOE.

The American Market was an wonderful success for the MOBO Company. In 1948 they exported to the USA half of the total toy exports of ALL British Toy Firms. At this time Britain was recovering from the Second World War and steel was rationed according to the quantity of goods exported. Mobo by no means had any trouble obtaining supplies due to the fact of their superb export record. A New York workplace had been opened in 1948 at the Breslin Creating, Broadway, New York and an American subsidiary formed Sebel Items Inc. Other significant markets were Australia and South Africa.

A Showroom &amp Office had been opened at 39/41 New Oxford Street, London W.C.1 in September, 1945.

Other toys developed included Prams, Bicycles, Desks, Wheelbarrows, Rockers, Swings, Scooters and from 1956 Pedal Automobiles.

In 1951 Harry &amp David emigrated to Australia and set up a factory at Bankstown, Sydney. Here they created both Toys and Furniture. The elements have been shipped from Erith and assembled and painted at Bankstown. The Australian company decided in 1957 to concentrate on the furnishings enterprise and so toy production was stopped. The furnishings organization nevertheless goes on nowadays as part of the GWA International Group, and they have just opened a branch in the United Kingdom.

In 1955 the Toy Boat organization of Harold Flory Ltd., of Bromley, Kent was taken over. They developed the SNIPE, SWIFT, ST. CHRISTOPHER Motor Boats, the SPRITE YACHT, and the SNORT SUBMARINE, also Toy Cars. The boats were continued in production by Mobo’s.

Jetex, the Model Aircraft Engine organization was purchased in 1956. Apart from a variety of Jet propelled engines they also created model kits for aircraft and a plastic boats and cars for the Jetex engine.

The mid 1960’s saw an introduction of toys made from injection moulded plastic and the importation of a range of plastic Pedal vehicles from Pines of Italy. These incorporated a Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Pedal Vehicle. A variety of bicycles was also imported from Italy.

By the late 1960’s the British toy business was obtaining a challenging time due to low cost imports from the Far East. When John Bentley of Barclay Securities made an provide to acquire the Business in 1970 it was taken up. The Barclay Toy Group was formed to which Chad Valley, Charles Methuen and Tri-ang have been added in 1971. Unfortunately the overheads of the Group meant that losses were still becoming created and a major reorganisation took spot in 1972 with the Erith Functions getting closed and all production of all Mobo Toys ceasing. The web site is now a huge housing estate.