Biscuit Lorry biscuit tin, 1910s (Macfarlane Lang)

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Biscuit Lorry biscuit tin, 1910s (Macfarlane Lang)

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Arch Two , Area 9
Biscuit Tins (display)
Shelf 3

"Macfarlane Lang and Co's / High Class Biscuits and Cakes" lithographed tinplate four-wheeled toy lorry, made as a floor toy, probably in the 1910s.

This exhibit is from the collection of Sarah Leather


The lorry has an open cab with roof protruding forwards from the payload area, with a small curved-topped engine housing placed ahead of the driver. The back of the cab area is printed with an image of a driver and passenger. The lorry's body is cream and green, the bonnet is green with orange detailing, and the tinplate wheels are black and red, with grey tyres. The floor of the lorry is grey with red edges.

The forward panel of the payload area is marked with a royal crest, and the words "By Appointment to the King", "Established 1817".

See also:

In print

  • David Pressland, The Art of the Tin Toy (New Cavendish, 1976) ISBN 0904568040 - picture on p182

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