Products produced between 1932 and 1962 carried a 2 or 3 digit reference number prefixed by the letter K.
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Kiddicraft FOREST TOYS
Children are sensitive at a certain age to texture, weight and form in their playthings. Clear colours which harmonise and contrast also appeal to them. These qualities can be combined particularly well in wooden toys. Consequently every child should be given wooden toys of good design, amongst others. Forest Toys are made of selected wood, beautifully finished in non-toxic colours and clear lacquer. The box of each is labelled according to the age at which a child will most appreciate the plaything. The Forest range includes playthings to interest children actively moving about, and also for them to enjoy during hours of quiet constructive play. There are push toys and pull toys and toys to put together on the floor. Forest Toys are designed by William Singleton, M.S.I.A., who has considerable experience in wooden toy making. Registered designs.
HORSE and WAGON
When the carter himself and then the horse have taken their places, the whole toy can be pulled along, complete. No part of the toy can be lost. The pieces are connected by the pull cord.
Age: 3 - 5 years.
In pack catalogue courtesy of Rosemary Griffiths.
F100 Horse & Wagon was the first of the Kiddicraft Forest Toys launched in 1959/60. This one cost 17/3d and was gifted to Ian Garnett who was born in Ulverston, Cumbria on 21/1/59. Ian looked after it well, and it went back in it’s box for c60 years until his sister Helen passed it on to me.<<< Back to list