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A set of Ives six-inch freights recently acquired:
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Ives was a great company, at one time one of the largest toy companies in the world. They made all sorts of toys, not just trains. By the late 1920s they'd fallen on hard times and were acquired by a combination of Lionel and American Flyer. Ives had developed and manufactured a superior reverse unit for their trains which Lionel coveted. Further, Lionel developed some of the Ives trains into a line they called O-27. Lionel manufactured Ives-branded trains for a few years after the acquisition, but by the mid-1930's the Ives name had disappeared.