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Emenee Industries was organized in 1949 and produced mainly organs and musical toys for children. Between 1955 and 1968, Emenee was located in Flushing, New York where it became a leading manufacturer of plastic toys while continuing to produce musical instruments.

In May of 1968, the Ohio Art Company, a toy company from Bryan, Ohio, purchased 51 percent of Emenee’s stock and the company’s production was moved to Stryker. Emenee’s administrative offices were then located at Ohio Art.

Emenee only existed a short time as a subsidiary of the Ohio Art Company. In 1971, Emenee was manufacturing around 20 models of electrically operated reed organs, which were the most sophisticated instruments of the Emenee line, a dozen varieties of guitars, tambourines, rhythm band kits and other instruments. The plastic parts and metal assemblies were provided by Ohio Art and Strydel, a subsidiary of Ohio Art.

On April 25, 1973, the shareholders of Ohio Art and Emenee approved a merger with the two companies. From then on, Emenee ceased to exist as a separate entity.


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  1. Mike Norton  September 6, 2019

    Thanks for pulling this information together. I was tracking down one of their middle-late ’60s toy lines and wasn’t finding much about the company, especially as it seems that another company by this name, dealing in home fixtures, has cropped up in the years since.

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  2. KEVIN MCENERY  January 18, 2018

    my father worked there in the late 1950’s

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  3. John  April 15, 2013

    I have a Emenee electric studio organ. (september 26th 1959) Is this organ worth anything?

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