Russ Harrington Antique Toys Eagle Specializing in the repair and restoration of mechanical and still banks & iron toys.
Russ Harrington Antique Toys
 
 
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uss Harrington has been actively engaged in Antique Toys since 1963. He and his wife Sheila began collecting toys shortly after their marriage. It wasn't long after that that Russ knew there was a need to be filled. He realized that he had a talent for repairing toys and banks. This provided a needed service and a source of extra revenue to - you guessed it - buy toys. Alas, an avocation was born. As his collection expanded, he realized another void needed filling - a reliable source for parts. So, after buying out the patterns and castings of several predecessors, he established a new endeavor - replacement iron parts. At about the same time, and after 25 years as an electrical supervisor for Bethlehem Steel Corp., Russ decided to leave the steel mill behind and dedicate his full time and energy to the toy business.

After a number of years, trying to juggle the Toy Shows, repairs, parts business and retailing, Russ decided to turn the casting business over to his son, Mike, who had just graduated from college.

Today, the inventory of patterns runs well into the thousands and the foundry operates 5 days a week.

Russ is a member of the Antique Toy Collectors of America, Train Collectors Association, and Mechanical Bank Collectors of America. He has served on the board of directors of both the M.B.C.A. and the A.T.C.A., as well as chairing and serving on several committees within these clubs. He and his wife have hosted conventions for the A.T.C.A., M.B.C.A. and S.B.C.C.A.

Russ Harrington Antique Toys can be reached by phone between 9:00a.m. and 10:00p.m. (E.S.T.) at 1-410-687-8596 or by fax at 1-410-687-8733 or anytime via E-Mail at russsheila@comcast.net.

 
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