Dayton Friction Toy Works founded in Ohio, 1909-1935. SON-NY. Founder was David P. Clark.

D.P. Clark was the predecessor of the Dayton Friction Toy Works. Specialized in pressed steel friction toys with patented horizontal flywheel (1926) under trade name "Gyro".

Dayton toys utilize a slightly smaller flywheel that connects to only the rear wheel through a more complicated rear mount with pressure wheels. These cars are completely made of metal. The friction mechanisms have not held up as well as the Clark mechanisms and are more prone to problems such as binding and drive mechanism slip.

See also Schieble toys.

Dayton value and price guide

What's your 'Dayton' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):

Item Title Date sold Price
Dayton 5pv49 1 20 Hp 120vac 150 Max Psi Mar 2019 £ 157,57
Dayton 2yu70 480vac 34100 Btuh 650 Cfm Apr 2019 £ 157,57
Dayton 5vd63 24vac 60 000 Btuh Natural Mar 2019 £ 189,09
Dayton 2yu69 208 240vac 25 6000 34 100 May 2019 £ 81,39
Dayton 3e132e 120vac 30000 Btuh 1 2 In May 2019 £ 60,29
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Dennis - October 11, 2013

Dayton toy steel buildings does anyone know of these mine are is orig boxes and know has seen them before

Andy - October 13, 2011

I have a 1926 american delux bus dayton friction toy company. I am looking for a drivers side fender can you help me? thank you.

Nancy - August 10, 2011

I have an old adding machine that has the dayton friction toy company name and address on it. I wanted to find out more information about it. Can you help me?