ECCLES RECAST OF TAYLOR & BARRETT DOG SLED & FUR TRAPPERS LEAD TOY SET. The pieces included were in 2 different Taylor & Barrett sets called Sled and Dogs No. 304" and "Fur Trappers and Wolves No.
This set is a high quality recast of the originals by Eccles Brothers Ltd in Burlington, Iowa. Eccles Brothers specialized in reproducing castings from the 1930s to early 1940s era using the original molds. This set includes a dog sled, 4 Huskies, sled driver, fur trapper with gun, and 2 wolves.The sled with dogs measures about 8 3/4 long. The sled driver stands about 1 3/4 tall. The FGT initials stand for Fred G. Taylor, the business name after Taylor split with Barrett following World War II.
The sled is also stamped "ECCLES" and "MADE IN USA". The underside of the sled driver base is marked "FGT ENGLAND" and painted "USA" (to designate that it's a recast).
The belly of the sled dogs are also marked "FGT ENGLAND". The belly of the wolves is marked "T&B" for Taylor & Barrett. The fur trapper is unmarked. The London toymakers Taylor and Barrett (T&B) were established in 1920 in Holloway, North London by Fred G.Taylor and his brother-in-law A. Both previous employees of Britains, Fred Taylor was an engineer by trade and he designed most of the toys, as well as making the molds in which the metal was cast.
In 1929, the firm moved to Park Works in East Finchley, where their factory was destroyed in an air raid during World War II. After the war, the partnership did not continue and two separate companies were formed: F.Taylor and Sons and A. It is not entirely clear who had which of all the original molds. Condition of this Eccles recast of the Taylor & Barrett sled dog set is VERY GOOD. I see a few tiny nicks to the paint, but nothing significant. Overall, this set looks fantastic and displays beautifully. Please take a close look at the many photos I've provided and judge condition for yourself.
I can find no other examples of this Eccles recast pictured online and believe it to be quite RARE. I ALSO HAVE SEVERAL OTHER LEAD FIGURE SETS FOR SALE.Top View of Sled & Dogs. If you have any questions regarding this policy, please let me know.
I will insure this item at my own expense. Txzj pxzj11575 txzj-11 txzj85 txzj115. The item "Eccles Recast Taylor & Barrett Sled Dogs Fur Trapper Wolf Lead Figure Toy Set" is in sale since Sunday, May 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Lead Toys & Figures". The seller is "virginia_quailman" and is located in Waynesboro, Virginia.
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