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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Abel and Fry - Abel & Fry

London, UK

1901-1914 (some sources state 1910-14)

Slightly smaller than standard size (approximately 50mm) fully-round hollow-cast lead toy soldiers, Garratt (via Richards and Wade) mentions 45mm figures designed to be placed in trays, probably a form of automata that allowed for parade drill movements, a common type of 'interactive' toy at the time.

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