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H&H Manufacturing Co

(Hipwell Manufacturing Co Inc)

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)

The definitive story of H&H has been told, with copious illustrations, in the Train Collectors Quarterly, published by TCA. See in particular issues 26-4 and 27-4, (Summer 1980 and Summer 1981). H&H produced the no. 15 'Fit All' combined 0/027 lockon and a combined street light and railroad marker signs set in addtion to the items illustrated below.

(a) Plate Girder Bridge


H&H no. 600 Girder Bridge, PRR (1). Are these bridges known, marked other than PRR?

H&H no. 600 Girder Bridge, PRR (1). Showing rivet detail

H&H no. 600 Girder Bridge, PRR (1). Showing impressed (or cast?) H&H name

H&H no. 600 Girder Bridge, PRR (2). Showing box detail

H&H no. 600 Girder Bridge, PRR (2). Showing box detail

(b) Railroad Marker Set


H&H no. 790 Railroad Marker Set, size range 1 5/8 to 3 1/4 inches

H&H no. 790 Railroad Marker Set, size range 1 5/8 to 3 1/4 inches

(c) Miniature Street Light


H&H no. 430 Miniature Street Light

H&H no. 430 Miniature Street Light

H&H no. 430 Miniature Street Light

(d) Telephone Poles


The telephone poles at the rear may be H&H. Unconfirmed

(e) Twinkletown Houses

Perhaps the best known of the H&H accessories are the various tinplate houses, each house measuring 4 by 5 by 3.5 inches high, excluding the chimney. Five combinations were issued, all with a white chimney and a tab for internal lighting. All were supplied flat, for the purchaser to bend along pre formed creases, then assemble using tabs and slots. All were supplied with a bulb and fitting for internal lighting, and a suitable tab.

H&H Twinkletown Houses
Number Name Walls Trim Roof
10 Vacation Cottage White Red Red
20 Oak Lodge White Green Green
30 Maple Bungalow Yellow Red Red
40 Hilltop House Yellow Green Green
50 Wayside Cabin White Blue Blue

H&H light fitting, and chimney ready to bend to shape

H&H Twinkletown House 10 Vacation Cottage

H&H Twinkletown House 20 Oak Lodge

H&H Twinkletown House 30 Maple Bungalow

H&H Twinkletown House 40 Hilltop House

H&H Twinkletown House 50 Wayside Cabin

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