|The importer's label lower right reads "Shackman, New York, N.Y."|
I've seen similar choking hazard-sized Japanese trains made a few years later, before they switched exclusively to plastic. The metal on those later models were so thin that parts sometimes snapped off in transit from Japan.
Not this one, though. Small, inexpensive, but still built a little better than it had to be. I'm glad we kept it!
(The label on the box says "Shackman, New York." I wonder if it's the same as Shackman Stores?)