Person

Name
Meccano
Biography
1901–1908 Frank Hornby (inventor) and David Elliott (financier) Branded as Mechanics Made Easy
1908–1936 Meccano Ltd, UK. 100% owned by Frank Hornby Frank Hornby bought out David Elliott and rebranded the business.
1936–1964 Meccano Ltd, UK. 100% owned by Frank Hornby's family Frank Hornby died in 1936
1964–1971 Lines Bros Ltd, UK (quoted on London Stock Exchange) Argentinian rights licensed to Exacto in 1966
1971–1980 Airfix Product Ltd, UK (quoted on London Stock Exchange) Commonwealth rights only
1971–1980 General Mills Inc, USA (quoted on New York Stock Exchange) Rest of world rights except Argentina
1981–1985 General Mills Inc, USA (quoted on New York Stock Exchange) Global rights except Argentina
1985–1989 Meccano SN, France (Owned by Marc Redibo) Revoked Argentinian licence to secure global rights
1989–2000 Meccano SN, France (Owned by Dominique Duvauchelle)
2000–2007 Meccano SN, France (Owned 51% by Dominique Duvauchelle and 49% by Nikko Toys of Japan) Nikko distributed Meccano outside France during this period.
2007–2013 Meccano SN, France (Owned 51% Ingroup and 49% by 21 Centrale Partners)[10] 21 Centrale Partners: Owned by the Benetton family. Ingroup: Owned by the Inberg family who ran Meccano.
2013–present Spin Master Ltd, Canada (Quoted on Toronto Stock Exchange from 2015) Design and marketing in US and Canada.
(info from wikipedia retrieved May 2021)

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