Fun Ho! History

Other New Zealand Wooden Toys

Preface to Wooden Toys

Barry Young, 2003


These are many and varied, and some have endeared themselves to people more than others, according to experiences.

Wooden Toy Manufacturers

Compiled by Barry Young, 2003


H.(Hec) E. RAMSEY Ltd
c.1939.
Portage Road, Auckland.
Ramsey's created a whole family of 'pull-a-long' wooden toys, the best known are surely Mary-Lou Doll and Buzzy- Bee, real icons of Kiwiana. About 1975 the mill caught fire and K.T.Lawson Ltd took over, and in 1977 H.E.Ramsey (1977) was formed.

GUNNAR BERGER AND SON LTD
c.1966.
Box 118, Eltham, Taranaki.
Precision made wooden toys, puzzles and construction sets, out of native timbers highly polished and most original. Distributed world-wide.





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