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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hallway Shelf 2

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.5

Length 6

Width 2

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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.

Maker Mark


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Date OCT 24,2013

Summary Good

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