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Home of Toyoco Mini Bikes in the 1970s

Really cool mini bikes made in Taiwan, under the Toyoco brand, were assembled here in the early 1970s. They had Tecumseh engines. My dad knew the owner of the company, either a Dr. Shin or Chin (I don't remember exactly, as I was only about 13 at the time and my memory has faded). [See comments below for updated info. - Editor] My dad did some electrical relay work for a model of a desalinization plant Dr. Shin was designing for use by some island country. Dr. Shin was into many ventures. Off to the side of the Toyoco plant he had an electronics assembly plant that I think was building radios, but I might be wrong about the product. In any event, my dad bartered some of his work for a candy apple red and white Toyoco mini bike for me. I sure had a lot of fun with it, eventually selling it when I outgrew it. I wish I had held onto it.

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Location: Toyoco Motors Co., Inc. , 1604 Hanford Street, Levittown, Pennsylvania, 19057, United States
Listing Category: Hobbies, Nostalgia
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : //www.newspapers.com/image/185016228/?terms=945-2550+levittown,
Date : 2017-12-15

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : I obtained the Articles of Incorporation for Toyoco Motors Co., Inc., from the PA corporation department. It was incorporated on 6/23/70 by Hsi Hu Lin. I will try to find more information.
Date : 2018-04-02

Name : Marker Writer
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : The 12/15/17 comment has a URL and it used to say that the URL goes to an ad showing that Toyoco also made 27 10-speed racing bikes. It is from the Phila. Inquirer, 7/13/73, p. 77.
Date : 2018-11-09