Hoge Mfg. Co., founded in 1909 in Manhattan, NY by Hampden Hoge, who left the company by 1919. Hoge produced only office supplies until 1931, when Henry Katz dissolved his company and came to manage Hoge's new model railroad and toy division.
The company contracted Mattatuck for the construction of their toy designs. Toys included stamped steel passenger and animated circus cars as well as electric and clockwork trains & locomotives.
The line ceased in 1939 and Hoge was bought and dissolved by Mattatuck in 1958. The name is currently the property of Robert Hoge, a Hoge toy collector but no direct relation to the original founder.
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