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Kits Inc.
Miamisburg, OH
1940s Ė 1980s

 

Aliases

 

Kits Inc.
Robson Willins Co. (parent company)

 

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Miamisburg, OH

History




There isnít a lot of history for Kits Inc.They likely started in the late 1930s or early 1940s.Henry Vogler looked to be the president (and perhaps founder).By 1944 they moved locations in Miamisburg, OH from 1st street to a facility formerly occupied by the Miami Valley Manufacturing Co.They moved into the new facility in December, 1944.The above ad is from 1944 for their pull toys.They had solid craftsmanship for their toys.They specialized in archery sets and various paint-by-number kits as well as other crafted toys and kits.In late 1948 they did a Little Lulu set under a Cartoon-A-Kit line.I donít know if there were other kits than Little Lulu but it did contain crayons.They were known for having various toy kits and focused on the educational sector.At some point they were bought out by Robson Willins Co. but kept their name and became a subsidiary.They seemed to hang around into the late 1970s and even as late as the 1980s but no mention of them after that.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

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Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Cartoon-A-Kit

KIT0001

LID

8

8

Blue

Scene

Little Lulu painting, various colored pages

1948

7

$40

 

Photos

 

 

 

KIT0001