Adam Clark Williams from Chagrin Falls, Ohio founded this company in 1886, but the production of toys actually started in 1893 after a fire made the firm move to Ravenna, Ohio.
Williams was largely known for the design & production of cast iron cars & trucks, but only a few tin vehicles were produced and are very rare today. The company ceased toy production in 1938.
The A.C. Williams Company, Inc. of Ravenna, Ohio still owns Lite Metals, Tri-Cast was sold in April of 2000. You can read a long history about AC Williams on their website.
What's your Williams worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.
|Williams O Scale Atlantic Coast Line Emd E7 A A 3 Rail||09/2021||AU $498.19|
|Williams 00325 Union Pacific Greyhound O Gauge Steam||07/2021||AU $268.87|
|Bachmann Williams 20092 O 27 Alco Fa 2 A A Set New||09/2021||AU $354.81|
|Williams 23303 O New Haven Ge P42 Genesis Diesel||08/2021||AU $266.14|
|Williams 22905 O Chicago Burlington Quincy Gp30 Diesel||08/2021||AU $266.14|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||10/2021||AU $-.--|