Object StatementToy building set, constucted house and box, 'No. 4 Bayko', 'Beetle' plastic (urea formaldehyde) / steel / 'Paxolin' (synthetic resin-bonded paper) / cardboard, Plimpton Engineering Company Ltd, Liverpool, England, c. 1955, used by Rita Holland and family, Bristol, England / Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1955-2011
Physical DescriptionThe 'Bayko' builidng set consists of a constucted single-storey toy house built from various parts of Bayko set No. 4, made by the donor Rita Holland as a display of how a finished model would look. The display includes a high-roofed single-storey house made up of red, green and white 'BAYKO' bits with a lawn, white fence, path and a small gazebo to the house's left.
Accompanying the house is the remainder of the set, comprising 2 red roof panels, a floral blue box containing metal rods, white brackets and brown slats, as well as nine small brown boxes containing parts, each labelled with their individual contents. The box is original, but badly damaged and has been taped for repairs. It has blue sides and a separate lid with an image on top of two children playing with a house. 'BAYKO Building Set' is written in bold letter above the children, as well as on the side on the lid.