Matchbox Manufacturing - 1965

Short and sweet little video on the design → manufacturing steps of the Matchbox cars circa 1965.
Plenty of lab coats but no protective eye wear to be found!
80 million a year…

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Thanks for posting that Tyler. Too bad it was cut off.

I had a ton of those when I was a kid, a few survive in an old cigar box up in my office closet. Dinky Toys was another favorite, larger in scale, with rubber tires (most of which my dachshund chewed off).

The part I like was the guy ladling molten zinc into the die-casting machine with no eye protection and wearing a sweater…