Category:Sutcliffe Pressings Ltd
|Toy Brands and Manufacturers|
Sutcliffe Pressings Ltd
|1920 - 1983|
Sutcliffe Pressings Ltd. was run by John W. Sutcliffe, who started out in business in the 1890s, opened a small dedicated site for production in the 1900s producing a range of odds and ends, including oil cans, and produced his first model boat in 1920.
With the success of the boat, Sutcliffe Pressings used their niche expertise in producing leakproof metal joins to create a limited but successful range of further tinplate boats and submarines, and got the franchise to produce model submarines loosely based on the Nautilus design used in Walt Disney's live-action film of Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea".
Sutcliffe didn't completely turn their production over to toymaking, and continued producing other miscellaneous items until 1983.
Promotional text for Sutcliffe's spirit-powered boats (undated)
TESTED & GUARANTEED
BUILT TO LAST A LIFETIME
Sutcliffe's models are British Made throughout and worthily uphold the highest traditions of British workmanship and the unequalled prestige of British Shipping.
Every model is solidly constructed, the most careful attention being given to detail, and the result is that they are the sort of toys which, in a large family, could be handed from one brother to another and still be working when the last owner reached the stage when toys have no longer a fascination for him.
Experience has proved that no matter how often or how long Sutcliffe models are used, they always work just as well as they will when they leave the factory.
The most notable feature, however, is the remarkably ingenious arrangement whereby these models are propelled from one to two hours at a stretch. They power is obtained by merely heating a piece of copper tube which is coiled and bent in a certain special way, the secret of which was only discovered after months of experimenting.
The effect of this arrangement is that the boat is propelled realistically through the water, and will travel many yards on one small charge of spirit. Further, it is so simple that there is nothing to get out of order, but, to make doubly certain, every model is thoroughly tested and guaranteed to work satisfactorily under its own power. All you have to do to set it going is to pour a little methylated spirit into the spirit-lamp, light the wick, and place the lamp in the bottom of the boat.
Boats and submarines
Pages in category ‘Sutcliffe Pressings Ltd’
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Media in category ‘Sutcliffe Pressings Ltd’
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- Battleship, 12-inch, Sutcliffe (SMWMB UND).jpg 1,898 × 1,161; 544 KB
- Battleship, 16-inch, Sutcliffe (SMWMB UND).jpg 1,978 × 1,099; 512 KB
- Do You Stock All The Sutcliffe Boats, quarter-page ad (GaT 1939-07).jpg 1,196 × 1,600; 406 KB
- Engineers Midget Oilcan, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 2,654 × 1,221; 651 KB
- Fury Torpedo Boat, front detail (Sutcliffe Pressings).jpg 2,200 × 1,649; 1.27 MB
- Junior Crane, Red and Yellow, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 2,405 × 2,081; 1.06 MB
- Jupiter clockwork Pilot Cruiser (Sutcliffe).jpg 1,200 × 675; 531 KB
- Jupiter clockwork Pilot Cruiser, manufacturer mark (Sutcliffe).jpg 1,200 × 800; 192 KB
- Jupiter Pilot Cruiser, red and white, clockwork, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 2,563 × 1,627; 885 KB
- Kestrel 13-inch Cruiser, ivory and blue, clockwork, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 2,881 × 1,631; 1,022 KB
- Large Pullalong Truck, Red and Yellow, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 3,077 × 2,802; 1.77 MB
- Merlin 12-inch Speedboat, red and blue, electric, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 2,835 × 1,961; 1.09 MB
- Mini Loaf Tins, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 2,654 × 1,324; 745 KB
- Motor Boat, 12-inch, Sutcliffe (SMWMB UND).jpg 2,167 × 949; 502 KB
- Mummys Help Brush and Pan Set, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 2,601 × 1,634; 937 KB
- Nautilus Diving Submarine, Nile Green, clockwork, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 2,709 × 1,496; 1.68 MB
- Retailers Model Boat Display Stand, Sutcliffe Toys (SutCat 1978).jpg 1,600 × 1,061; 560 KB
- Sea Wolf Atomic Diving Submarine, yellow, clockwork, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 2,574 × 1,230; 632 KB
- Sprite Day Cruiser, ivory, clockwork, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 2,365 × 1,195; 739 KB
- Sutcliffe Boats, logo (SMWMB UND).jpg 2,169 × 2,633; 1.22 MB
- Sutcliffe leaflet, Tested and guaranteed (SMWMB UND).jpg 1,800 × 1,416; 1.96 MB
- Sutcliffe Model Warships and Motor Boats (SMWMB UND).jpg 1,800 × 1,423; 1.86 MB
- Sutcliffe Model, model boat decal (Sutcliffe Pressings).jpg 2,200 × 1,648; 1.44 MB
- Sutcliffe Steel Boats, Stockists (MM 1931-12).jpg 2,370 × 3,200; 5.1 MB
- Sutcliffe Toys catalogue 1973, front cover (SutCat 1973).jpg 1,002 × 1,600; 216 KB
- Sutcliffe Toys catalogue 1978, front cover (SutCat 1978).jpg 1,031 × 1,600; 436 KB
- Tiger High-Powered Clockwork Speedboat, blue and white, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 2,266 × 1,563; 955 KB
- Trojan Dumper Truck, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 2,591 × 1,846; 877 KB
- Victor Motor Torpedo Boat, blue and white, clockwork, Sutcliffe (SuttCat 1973).jpg 2,325 × 1,554; 805 KB