Registered: May 2009 Location: Belgium (French is my mother language). Posts: 675
In the 19th century middle class girls played with wood or porcelain dolls.They also had dolls houses, model shops and skipping ropes.Boys played with toys like marbles and toy soldiers as well as toy trains.(Some toy trains had working engines fuelled by methylated spirits).They also played with toy boats.However poor children had few toys and often had to make their own.Many new toys were invented in the 20th century.Plasticine was invented in 1897 by William Harbutt.It was first made commercially in 1900.Also in 1900 Frank Hornby invented a toy called meccano. Other popular toys in the early 20th century were tin cars.In the 1920s train sets became very popular.Soft toys also became common in the early 20th century including teddy bears.However in the late 20th century with the arrival of an affluent society plastic and metal toys became much cheaper and much more common.In the 1950s Lego became a popular toy.Barbie dolls were invented in 1959
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