Category:Timpo Toys

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Timpo trade advert (GaT 1956).jpg

Timpo Toys

1956 Games and Toys, trade advert
1945 -     

Timpo originated as a company called Toy Importers Ltd., started in 1938 by Mr A Gee . Importing toys from the continent almost immediately became problematic with the commencement of WW2, and the company started getting toys made locally, with an emphasis on wooden toys and experimentation with composite materials as wartime restrictions on the use of metal started to apply.

Timpo products were sold through Assaels United Agencies, supplying the company with wooden building blocks, composition aircraft and Bakelite vehicles. In May 1945 Assaels were replaced with Sumeray and it was announced that composite toys would continue until the company could access lead again after the war.

In 1946 two of the company directors (Mr Hyland and Kiernan) broke with the company and started a Timpo Toys Limited in Ireland. This rival was short lived.

Between 1946 and 1950 the company bought the moulds of a variety of companies such as Stoddart and Kew and released their toys under the Timpo name and in their branded boxes. After 1950 though the company was more confident in their own ranges and phased out the other companies' models.


  • Toy Importers Ltd. – 26 Westbourne Grove, London, W1
  • Model Toys Ltd. – Golborne Road, London W10 – 1956

External links

  • Norman Joplin, The Great Book of Hollow-Cast Figures. (New Cavendish Books, 1993) page 239 ISBN 1872727263


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