Escor Toys Ltd
Train - 177 mm (length); 62 mm (height), Box - 246 mm (length); 186 mm (width); 83 mm (height)
Place of origin
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National Trust Museum of Childhood
A child's brightly painted Escor wooden toy train with wood turned passengers in its original packaging (circa 1982). The locomotive is painted red, the tender yellow, there are two carriages, one blue and one green. They all have revolving blue wheels and each would have fitted together via a hole and peg system. The holes have all been broken through. There are five wood turned figures with painted facial features. Two wear blue, one with a blue hat the other with a red hat; two wear yellow, one with a blue hat one with a green hat; one wearing green with a green hat. The original cardboard box has a lid illustrated with a colour photograph of the toy train and passengers. Address details are printed in red and white ink on the sides of the box. Total number of items is 11.
Marks and inscriptions
On the gold coloured oval sticky label on front of the locomotive: 'ESCOR' On the underside of the base of the locomotive: 'MADE IN ENGLAND/ ESCOR/ Reg. Trade Mark' On the sides of the box: 'ESCOR/ Toys Limited/ train/ Traditional/ British wooden/ toymaking at its best./ Escor Toys Ltd/ Groveley Road/ Christchurch/ Dorset BH23 3RQ/ England/ Made in England.'
Makers and roles
Escor Toys Ltd, maker