Just toying around - Esquire Novelty Factory

By Kevin Weyrauch

Dating from the turn of the last century, the Esquire Novelty Factory building was originally part of what was known as the Mohasco mills complex. Lured to the Southern States by lucrative financial incentives, the carpet mills vacated the site in the late 1950′s and 60′s. The property remained vacant until Esquire Novelty, following the lead of several other Toy manufacturers who relocated to Amsterdam in the 1970′s and 80′s, moved into the Building #17 which once housed the weave mill.

Known for making die-cast and metal toy cap guns, holster sets, jump ropes, and other popular toys the Esquire factory was in operation until late 2000 when it shifted operations to overseas production.

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Esquire Novelty Factory