Hornby Railways is a British model railway brand. Its roots date back to 1901 in Liverpool, when founder Frank Hornby received a patent for his Meccano construction toy. The first clockwork train was produced in 1920. In 1938, Hornby launched its first 00 gauge train. In 1964, Hornby and Meccano were bought by their competitor, Tri-ang, and sold when Tri-ang went into receivership. Hornby Railways became independent again in the 1980s, and became listed on the London Stock Exchange, but due to financial troubles reported in June 2017, is presently majority owned by turnaround specialist Phoenix Asset Management.
WHAT FONT WAS USED IN LOGO?
“ITC Lubalin Graph® ” is the font used in Hornby logo. ITC Lubalin Graph was designed by Edward Benguiat, Herb Lubalin, Antonio DiSpigna, Joe Sundwall and published by ITC. ITC Lubalin Graph contains 18 styles and family package options.