Ralph Herzog and William Kerr founded the Marvel Specialty Company in 1923.
In 1932, Herzog became the sole owner and changed the name to Smethport Specialty Co.
After being acquired by Patch Products in 2008, business at the Smethport facility continued until 2014,
when all production was moved out of town and the 1 Magnetic Avenue building was closed for good.
most popular toy, Wooly Willy, was invented in 1955, but in their 91
years of business, Smethport Specialty Co. produced many classic and
The following photo collection presents just a part of their toy history.
May it bring happy memories and a smile to your face!