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Pull along toy train - Baby Puff-Puff

Baby Puff-Puff

  • Object:

    Pull along toy train

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1960-1971 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lines Bros. Ltd. (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pressed mild steel, painted; rubber

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Holly and Emma Poole

  • Museum number:

    MISC.208-1980

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pull-along toy train engine made from pressed mild steel. Its body is painted mid-blue; the cab roof, bell-cap and front are painted yellow. The front is marked '73000' in white. The four wheels and the funnel are black rubber. Its drawstring is red and white cord. On either side of the cab are the remains of a Tri-ang printed paper label.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)

Date

1960-1971 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Lines Bros. Ltd. (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Pressed mild steel, painted; rubber

Marks and inscriptions

LB Ltd. TRI-ANG MADE IN ENGLAND
On three of the tyres

KO LB Ltd. TRI-ANG MADE IN ENGLAND
On one of the tyres.

Dimensions

Length: 33.3 cm, Weight: 16.5 cm, Height: 20.3 cm with funnel

Object history note

This toy was purchased by Jacqui Poole in 1973 for her eldest child. However, neither of her children were interested in playing with it, so it was jointly given to the Museum in 1980 by Holly and Emma Poole [80/1469].

Descriptive line

Train Engine; Steel, English, c.1970

Production Note

Manufactured by Lines Brothers under Tri-ang trademark.

Materials

Mild steel; Rubber

Techniques

Pressing; Painting

Subjects depicted

Locomotives

Categories

Toy vehicles; Play

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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