I see that today marks the 150th anniversary of Frank Hornby's birthday. He was the originator of Meccano and also Hornby trains. Google has honoured him by using imagery from his products on today's page.
12 British patents by Frank Hornby are listed on the free Espacenet database. The earliest of these is that for Meccano itself, Improvements in toy or educational devices for children or young people, with its drawings page shown below.
An improved toy or game.