Enthusiasts How They Made Matchbox Cars in 1965

18:28  09 august  2018
18:28  09 august  2018 Source:   roadandtrack.com

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At a factory in Hackney, London, we get to see a new-for-'65 Matchbox design go from drawing board to production line.: How They Made Matchbox Cars in 1965© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc How They Made Matchbox Cars in 1965

Matchbox cars are an integral part of nearly every modern gearhead's formative years. The miniature motor company was founded in 1953, inspired by co-owner Jack Odell-who hand-fashioned a tiny steam roller for his daughter, to comply with her school's rule that students could only bring toys that would fit inside a match box.

The rest, as they say, was history. By 1965, Matchbox was cranking out dozens of highly-detailed miniatures. It was still a human-intensive process, as we get to see in this British Pathé film from the Hackney, London plant where the miniatures were made in 1965.

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British Pathé is featuring wonderful archival footage from 1965 that reveals how a Matchbox cars factory in Hackney, London built the popular die-cast. Man operates a pantograph – cutting a mould. Various shots of cars being made . They are then placed on a conveyor belt and are spun around as

This short film takes us through the full process of creating a new Matchbox model-from design, to prototyping, to mass-production. It's similar to the process that real-life automakers use, just shrunken down to 1:87 scale.

We're betting this will inspire you to go to your attic, basement or garage and dig up those Matchbox (and, sure, those Hot Wheels too). They're so much more than just a toy.

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