Mamod was founded in Birmingham, U.K. by Geoffrey Malins in 1936. After producing engines under the "Hobbies" name for a while (the same company that sold the Bowman engines) Geoffrey Malins Decided to sell them under his own name, and Mamod (malins models) was born.
The first models produced were all stationary steam engines, the company later also created model road rollers, traction engines and steam cars. These models were aimed at the toy market, so were simple to operate and ran at low boiler pressures for safety but were not accurate scale models.
In 1980 the family control of the company ended because the company went into receivership. Since then the company has had several owners and manufacturing bases. It is currently in the ownership of the Terry family
A lot of information about mamod models can be found in the book "Mamod, the story of malins models" by P.S. Malins, ISBN: 0-9529237-0-x