Dayton toys

Dayton Friction Toy Works founded in Ohio, 1909-1935. SON-NY. Founder was David P. Clark.

D.P. Clark was the predecessor of the Dayton Friction Toy Works. Specialized in pressed steel friction toys with patented horizontal flywheel (1926) under trade name "Gyro".

Dayton toys utilize a slightly smaller flywheel that connects to only the rear wheel through a more complicated rear mount with pressure wheels. These cars are completely made of metal. The friction mechanisms have not held up as well as the Clark mechanisms and are more prone to problems such as binding and drive mechanism slip.

See also Schieble toys.

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Comments (3)
Dennis - October 11, 2013
Dayton toy steel buildings does anyone know of these mine are is orig boxes and know has seen them before
Andy - October 13, 2011
I have a 1926 american delux bus dayton friction toy company. I am looking for a drivers side fender can you help me? thank you.
Nancy - August 10, 2011
I have an old adding machine that has the dayton friction toy company name and address on it. I wanted to find out more information about it. Can you help me?