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Toy wagon

Toy wagon

  • Place of origin:

    Northampton (made)

  • Date:

    1930s (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bassett Lowke (manufacturers)

  • Museum number:

    B.247:1, 2-2012

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This wagon and box was owned by a child in the 1930s before he was evacuated and they were boxed and put into the attic. This particular wagon is black with some painted gold detailing.

Place of Origin

Northampton (made)

Date

1930s (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Bassett Lowke (manufacturers)

Object history note

This wagon and original box was sold to the Museum by Dennis Moye. It was given to Dennis in the 1930s as either a Christmas or Birthday present, probably bought at Gamages toy shop, Holborn. It had limited use before Dennis was evacuated from London in 1939, at which point the toy was boxed at put into the attic. On his return to London, Dennis had outgrown his trains, so they remained in storage.

Descriptive line

Boxed toy wagon painted black made in England by Bassett Lowke in the 1930s

Categories

Children & Childhood; Transport; Dolls & Toys; Christmas presents

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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