As we mentioned on page 707, Tri-ang made a group of wooden toys after the War for smaller children under the names Teachem Toys, Tinkle Toys and Toddler Toys. At that stage we couldn’t illustrate Teachem Toys or list them in the model list, but we now have several examples, together with another Tinkle Toy. We are still looking out for Toddler Toys.
Pine Tip Cart and Horse (page 707)
This is another of the many variations of wooden Tip Cart and Horse produced by Tri-ang, and previously by G.& J.Lines (see page 8 in Volume 1). It is similar to (1), but the wheels on the cart had metal spokes and rubber tyres, and the horse had both legs straight down. A copper milk churn has been added. As well as a disc nailed onto the back the cart with the Tri-ang logo, both the cart and the green base for the horse had a small plaque identifying the retailer as J.Langley & Co.Ltd. of Norwich. Langleys still run the main toy shop in Norwich, now in the Arcade off Gentleman’s Walk.
Teachem Toys wooden Horse and Cart (page 707)
Cart with a TEACHEM TOYS transfer on the back, with the Lines Bros triangular logo and MADE IN ENGLAND and LINES BROS LTD. LONDON to either side. The colourful, well-painted and realistic wooden horse with pointy wooden ears was coloured white and brown with a red saddle and red rollers on the hooves. The cart was green with cream trim around the top and had large red wheels (340 mm).
Teachem Toys wooden Cart (page 707)
Shallow wooden cart in yellow with blue wheels, with a TEACHEM TOYS transfer on the back as above (315 mm).
Teachem Toys large wooden Horse and Cart (page 707)
Cart in blue and cream with red trim and with a TEACHEM TOYS transfer on the back as above. The brown, white and black horse had pointy ears, a large cream collar, cream saddle and red rollers on the feet (460 mm).
Teachem Toys Cart pulled by a fawn (page 707)
The cart contained a frog, and was pulled by a fawn with a man on its back. A cranked front axle caused the fawn to raise and lower its head, and the frog rocked backwards and forwards on a cranked axle as the toy was pulled along. The fawn was grey with brown spots on bare wooden wheels, and the cart was light green with light blue wheels; the man was light blue with brown hair; the frog cream with a green head (310mm).
Teachem Toys Gig pulled by a goat (page 707)
The goat was dark grey with a red saddle and harness and black wheels, and the gig was yellow with large dark blue wheels (305mm).
Tinkle Toys Pony Cart (page 707)
Cart as (3) but with a yellow bell fixed under the cart and an olive green, cream and black pony with red rollers. A wooden dowel fixed the cart to the pony (or is it a donkey?) (306 mm).
Trailer for Farm Tractor No.1 (page 708)
This was similar in design to the trailer for Farm Tractor No.2 (15), but smaller. It was painted red and had white rubber wheels with TRIANG TOYS PAT.PENDING moulded on the outer sides (125mm).
Farm Tractor No.2 and Trailer (page 709)
Farm Tractor as (13) and a green tipping Trailer in better condition than the one illustrated in (15).
R.A.F. Tractor No.2
This was a variation of the Farm Tractor No.2, with the same black rubber wheels. It was painted dark blue with R.A.F. transfers on each side, and came in its own printed card end-opening box.