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85/2575-64 Toy fish, tin plate, made by Mettoy, Great Britain, c.1955. Click to enlarge.

Toy fish by Mettoy

Made by Mettoy Co Ltd in Great Britain, 1955.

Toy fish, tin plate, made by Mettoy, Great Britain, c.1955

Toy tin fish, with a yellow and green body and scales printed in black. Fins are coloured in red, green, black and white across the top middle and sides of fish There is a clockwork motor that allows the back fin to move left to right. The fish is made up of two parts with a connecting seam in the middle of the body.

Summary

Object No.

85/2575-64

Object Statement

Toy fish, tin plate, made by Mettoy, Great Britain, c.1955

Physical Description

Toy fish, tin plate, made by Mettoy, Great Britain, c.1955

Toy tin fish, with a yellow and green body and scales printed in black. Fins are coloured in red, green, black and white across the top middle and sides of fish There is a clockwork motor that allows the back fin to move left to right. The fish is made up of two parts with a connecting seam in the middle of the body.

Marks

'MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN' printed in black to the base of fish

Dimensions

Height

60 mm

Width

70 mm

Depth

280 mm

Production

Notes

Made by Mettoy Co. Limited. Henry Ullmann formerly a proprietor of Tipp and Company founded this company after his enforced emigration to England in 1933.Today the company is well known as the manufacturer of the die cast Corgi toys.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Toy fish by Mettoy 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 April 2019, <https://ma.as/42255>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/42255 |title=Toy fish by Mettoy |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=25 April 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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