|The former home of The Steel Stamping Company,|
and later, The Mascon Toy Company at 3553 Broadway in Lorain
|1950 city directory ad|
Through the years, the company was usually listed as a toy and game manufacturer. A 1950 city directory ad listed its products as "steel toys, Hy-Speed wagons, wheelbarrows, automatic toy dial telephones, children's tubular chairs and tables, and tools and dies."
It was still listed as Steel Stamping Company in the 1963 book, although as a division of Masco Corp.
By the mid-1960s it was listed as the Mascon Toy Co. Division of the Masco Corp. By 1970, the parent company was now identified as Leisure Group, Inc., located in Los Angeles. By 1974 the directory listing for the company had changed to Blazon-Flexible Flyer Mascon Toys.
By 1975 the address was listed as vacant. Today it is the home of the Lorain City Garage.
****It's pretty easy to go online and find photos of vintage toys made by the Steel Stamping Company in Lorain. They're usually phones – and here's a few of them (below).
|Courtesy Mariana Roberts Photography|
|1940s Model (Courtesy Etsy)|
|1960s Model (Courtesy Etsy)|
It's a little harder to find toys produced by the Mascon Toy Company, but here are a few (below). There are a couple of cute novelty banks, as well as the well-known Sticky Finger game.