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Fish bath toy

Fish bath toy

  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1970 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rylands, Patrick (designer)
    Trendon Ltd (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Injection-moulded ABS, printed

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Trendon Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    On short term loan out for exhibition

This is a bath toy in the shape of a fish designed by Patrick Rylands, designer of toys for Trendon Toys Ltd, Ambi Toys, Brio and others. Patrick Rylands had trained as a ceramicist at the Royal College of Art, and his love of sculptural forms combined with his interest in plastics technology led him to design smooth rounded plastic toys which were very easy for small children to handle. The fish is one of a group of toys by this designer which won the Duke of Edinburgh's Design Award in 1970.

Physical description

A bath toy in the shape of a fish made from injection moulded A.B.S. (plastic). It has an internal ballast weight to ensure that the toy keeps upright in the water. The plastic is yellow; the eyes of the fish are indicated by a black spot within a black ring.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)


1970 (manufactured)


Rylands, Patrick (designer)
Trendon Ltd (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Injection-moulded ABS, printed

Object history note

Given to the Museum in 1970 by Trendon Ltd. [70/3079]

Descriptive line

Plastic bath toy in the shape of a fish made by Trendon Toys Ltd in 1970





Subjects depicted



Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys; Plastic; Design Council Award Winner

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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