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Tri-Ang Toys : The Story of Lines Brothers - Kenneth Brown

Tri-Ang Toys

The Story of Lines Brothers

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Published: 20th September 2012
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From modest beginnings in an old woodworking factory after the First World War, Walter, William and Arthur Lines built their company by 1950 into the world's first multinational toy-making business. The core of Lines Brothers Ltd's extensive manufacturing network was always "Tri-ang Toys", but by the time of its demise in 1971 what had by then become the Lines Group incorporated many subsidiary firms, which made some of the most popular British playthings of the twentieth century - Frog model aircraft, Minic transport toys, Pedigree prams, Spot-On model cars, Tri-ang Hornby trains, Scalextric racing sets and Sindy Dolls. A colourful history of the development of these toys and the manufacturing empire behind them, this book will appeal both to collectors and to those who used to play with Tri-ang Toys.

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4.0

A concise history of the Lines brothers

By Arkitracks

from Port Stephens AU

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative

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    • Older Readers
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    Comments about Tri-Ang Toys:

    A good general history of the famous UK toy maker family of the twentieth century. In the same vain as the famous Frank Hornby!

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    3.0

    Interesting, but not enough models

    By Wayne

    from Sydney, AU

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      Comments about Tri-Ang Toys:

      Very small thin book, thought there would be more pictures of different models.

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      Background and Origins, 1876-1919p. 4
      Early Development, 1919-29p. 8
      Masters of the British Market, 1929-39p. 16
      War and Post-War Expansion, 1939-55p. 28
      Toymakers to the World, 1955-66p. 38
      The End of Lines Brothers, 1966-71p. 48
      Places to Visitp. 54
      Further Readingp. 55
      Indexp. 56
      Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

      ISBN: 9780747811442
      ISBN-10: 074781144X
      Series: Shire Library
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 56
      Published: 20th September 2012
      Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.9  x 0.7
      Weight (kg): 0.126