The History of Fernand Martin Toy Manufacturer in Paris

Part Three: The Third Period – George Flersheim

By Cor van Schaijk

Georges Flersheim was born on May 24, 1884 and purchased the Fernand Martin factory in 1912. He was an inventor and held a degree of “Engineer of the Arts and Manufactures” from the famous school: Ecole Centrale des Arts et Manufactures de Paris.

Before he took over the Martin factory, he already had a lot of technical patents to his name. Between 1909 and 1913 a minimum of 16 patent applications are known or which 4 toy patents.

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