David LLoyd George figure (Heyde for Bassett-Lowke)

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David LLoyd George figure (Heyde for Bassett-Lowke)

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location:
Arch Three , Area 30
Classic Locomotives (display)
Shelf 2

A painted cast lead figure of Lloyd George, scaled to gauge 0, made by Heyde for Bassett-Lowke. The figure has white hair, a dark suit, a blue bow-tie, is carrying a brown walking stick in his right hand, and stands on a green rectangular base.

This was part of a set of "personality" passenger figures released by Bassett-Lowke in around 1925 as accessories for their gauge 0 model railways.

Promotional text

The piece was originally supplied in a small card box with a large sticker proclaiming:

"LLOYD GEORGE"

" Often known as the Wizard of Wales. Rose from being a country solicitor to Prime Minister. A brilliant debater and popular orator of magnetic personality. Famous for his strategy and courage as premier during the War. A leading figure in the Peace Conferences. Even acclaimed saviour of his country. "