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

Tri-Ang Toys

The Story of Lines Brothers


Published: 11th July 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.


A concise history of the Lines brothers


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

Port Stephens AU


Interesting, but not enough models


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

Sydney, AU


Tri-Ang Toys

3.5 2


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: 11th July 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 15.2  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1