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Perhaps it was someone here 

Tamás Áldási Marusan’s Factory at Downtown Tokyo in 1950s.

(from facebook) 

 

 

 

 

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roboz

1960's Tokyo

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Ranger

Amazing photos Oz! 👍

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Googie

Awesome to see their "Birthplace!". Thanks for the photos!

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robert

I am still amazed that post war Japanese toy manufacturing was a cottage industry. Although parts were stamped out in a small factory the actual assembly was done by hundreds of people mostly at home or in small shops.

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Roboto

Great photos!!

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K-9
9 hours ago, robert said:

I am still amazed that post war Japanese toy manufacturing was a cottage industry. Although parts were stamped out in a small factory the actual assembly was done by hundreds of people mostly at home or in small shops.

Wonderful photos. Not so different from what Metal House was doing up until a few years ago. They had their own stamping machines, dies, and a small number of employees in-house performing assembly. 

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Sparkrobot

Oz Brilliant archive photo's.

Maybe we could have a separate toy robot history thread or forum.

I know we have the extensive timeline but I was thinking something lighter with plenty of pics.

Sorry Brian as if you don't have enough things to do.🤖

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Andyman

Thanks for sharing those, Oz. Amazing stuff!

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Tinplate6

I seriously need a time machine!!

 

 

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steve

Great stuff - ahh,,to go back in time..

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Jonydroid

Love to see those pics, thanks 

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Ultrarobotman

That is something I never even considered since being in the hobby, who made my robots, and even more mind-boggling to me is that they may very well still be alive. Disappointed in myself for not thinking of it on my own.

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Dirk
On 11/19/2019 at 4:48 PM, robert said:

I am still amazed that post war Japanese toy manufacturing was a cottage industry. Although parts were stamped out in a small factory the actual assembly was done by hundreds of people mostly at home or in small shops.

Hi Robert! Yes great to see these pictures; most of the work had been made by worker ants at that time. 

I know that in China or HK most of the work really took place at home. But these pictures show the small manufactures in Japan.

Maybe Gernot can also share some pics here - I know that he visited Marumiya / Metalhouse for many times...

In the 50s and 60s most companies in Germany also worked like that. The parts always had been pressed and stamped with the help of machines but

most of the work had to be done by many little hands.  Pic no. 4  I had in my archive before and it says: SHOWA ? 

  

BTW Great pictures that popped up on FB. Great to share them also here OZ!

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Morbius

Great pics Oz.

 

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