Wednesday, 17 February 2016

ASAHI TOY CO., LTD. / ATC

Company Name/s: Asahi Toy Co. Ltd.

Name Derivation / Meaning: Asahi is a Japanese family name / surname. The company name may be derived from the founder's name. n.b. Asahi Toy Co., Ltd. / ATC is distinct from Asahi Trading Co., Ltd. / Asahi Corp.
Location/s: No. 2-7, 2-Chome, Kuramae, Daito-Ku, Tokyo, Japan.
Trade Mark/s: The company name "AshahiToy" stylized with parts of the capital A and T extended to form a roughly oval shape - 1948-55. Father Christmas / Santa Claus carrying a sack logo. The company's initials "ATC" printed across the sack - 1955 on.


Dates: Founded in 1931 as Kishi Toy Co., Ltd. Name changed to Asahi Toy Co., Ltd. in 1948 - Dissolved in, not known.
Notes:


Checklist For Asahi Tin Toys (links lead to images in my photo-gallery).

COMPILING NOW - Last Updated 17/02/2016-


Abbreviations Used.
N/M = no mechanism.
H/O = hand operated.
Friction = friction wound flywheel mechanism.
Crank = crank wound flywheel mechanism.
W/U = wind up / clockwork (spring) mechanism.
B/O = battery operated.
B&G = bump and go / mystery action.
R/C = remote control.
Name In Italics = exact name unknown (updated when I spot an original box or obtain an original catalogue).  

Pinterest Board for Asahi - Pictures and links to other pages with Asahi tin toys. Includes items for sale on auction sites etc.

IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION ON ASAHI TOY CO. LTD. I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

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