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Parfait Products and Kaywood Corporation

(Chicago, Illinois, USA and Benton Harbor, Michigan, USA)

Parfait Products of Chicago made Flex-I-Track, which would flex in almost any direction. Parfait also made a circuit breaker, titled 'safety cut out Model 35'. The Circuit Breaker is painted crackle brown and the closed top and bottom plates are riveted together. The trip light sticks out of the top and has a strap shield to protect the red bulb. The fixed wire is 115v house brown extension cord wire'.

The following illustrations of Flex-I-Track are courtesy well known American Flyer collector Northwoods Flyer. Note the K in a C trademark stamped on the underside of all track. This is said to be Kaywood Corporation, tractor makers of Benton Harbor, Michigan. The Benton Harbor city directory for 1936-38 has a listing for Kaywood Corporation, as a farm tractor manufacturer on Milton Street in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Kaywood are known to have manufactured sleds, door closers, window blinds and tractors. The TCA magazine, Train Collectors Quarterly, April 1993 (39-2), shows an old but undated advertisement by Kaywood Corporation of Benton Harbor for Flex-I-Track and a second product, Length-O-Track, which is a 30 inch length of unflexible track. The same issue carries a Parfait advertisement showing Flex-I-Track and an accompanying viaduct, seven feet long.


Parfait Products Flex-I-Track

Parfait Products Flex-I-Track

Parfait Products Flex-I-Track

Parfait Products Flex-I-Track

Parfait Products reversible turnout

Parfait Products reversible turnout

Parfait Products reversible turnouts with uncoupling ? rail

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