Object ID 001039
Object Name Times Double Decker Bus
Object Desc Red metal double decker bus made by Corgi Toys. Bus has black trim and "The Times" is written on the side.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000913
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Hallway Shelf 2
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Corgi Toys,metal toys,double decker bus,toys,bus,
Title Times Double Decker Bus
Description Red metal double decker bus. It has the words "the Times" "Times Past" "Oxford Circus" "Regent St" "Piccadilly 11" "Trafalgar Sq" "Strand" "Fleet St" and "General" on the sides. Front of bus says "The Times" and "The Peril In India by Sir V. Chirol." Bottom of bus says "Corgi" and "Made In Gt Britain." Bottom of bus has black trimming.
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Place of Origin
Maker Corgi Toys
Maker Details Corgi Toys (trademark) is the name of a range of die-cast toy vehicles produced by Mettoy Playcraft Ltd. in the United Kingdom. The Mettoy (Metal Toy) company was founded in 1933 by German émigré Philip Ullmann in Northampton, England, where he was later joined by South African-born German Arthur Katz, who had previously worked for Ulmann at his toy company Tipp and Co of Nuremberg. They decided to market a range of toy vehicles as competition to Meccano's Dinky Toys model vehicles, which had dominated the British market for many years. Corgi Toys were introduced in the UK in July 1956 and were manufactured in Swansea, Wales, for twenty seven years before the company went into liquidation.
Date OCT 24,2013
Assessor Rachel Baker
Notes There is some fading on the bottom of bus.
Date JUN 8,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 2 from Room 1, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin