F G Taylor, Taylor & Barrett, B & S Plastic Toys

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The F G Taylor and Sons, Barrett & Sons and Taylor and Barrett plastic ranges are often misidentified as having been manufactured by Britains.

In particular, the cat, basket and kitten set are often mistakenly attributed to Britains, whereas in fact, they were made by Taylor and Barrett. The complete set features a lovely, fat, black mother cat, two kittens with a saucer of milk and two kittens with a ball of wool (they are at the front of the above-picture, in front of the water pump). The range, which was put into production around the same time as Britains Herald, consisted of fascinating, quirky colour schemes and characters quite unlike their rivals. They produced a water wheel, a warren (complete with family of rabbits), colourful yellow beehives with tiny silver bees painted on, and a totally out-of-scale windmill and thatched cottage to name but a few.

Most of the models do feature the manufacturer's initials somewhere reasonably obvious - for example the wonderful, arched footbridge, with its moss details has it written on its underside, the haystack also has FGT written inside, and some of the items also bear FG Taylor's catchy advertising slogon 'FGT - For Good Toys'.

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