Farming in Miniature -
Further Discoveries

Glyntoys (see Volume 2 page 416)

Page numbers refer to Farming in Miniature Volume 2; bold numbers in brackets refer to photos in the Glyntoys chapter.
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One of our most significant recent discoveries was the plough with the GLYNTOY name cast clearly on the top (shown below).  The boxes for the Gate Unit (1) and Stile confirm that the company was marketing a FARMYARD SERIES, and presumably the various horse-drawn items were also part of that series, but none has so far been seen boxed.  The driver for the Hay Rake, if copied from the Benbros driver, would seem to date the Glyntoys range to the 1950s.

Tumbrel with Plain Sides (page 416)
Glyntoys Cart with plain sides
As (5) but with light blue shafts and releasing pins for the tumbrel.  The tailboard is missing, but the slot is visible.  The horse with string traces and rings is the example shown in photo (11).

Tumbrel with Panelled Sides (page 416)
Glyntoys Cart with panelled sides
As (12) but with blue shafts and grey wheels.  The tailboard is missing, but the slot for it is clearly visible. The bent (rusty) wire to be swivelled to allow the tumbrel to tip can be seen on the left-hand side.  GLYNTOYS was cast twice at an angle underneath, but without LOBRO.  This model has a more correct horse than in (12), with string traces and metal rings.

Hay Rake
(page 416)
Glyntoys Hay Rake
As (17) and (18) but with light blue shafts and wheels and brown tines, with a rather crude hollow-cast lead driver, possibly copied from the Benbros tractor driver.

Horse and Plough

Glyntoys PloughGlyntoys Plough
Red with brown whipple tree, GLYNTOY cast on the top of the plough body and again over the curving frame between the wheels.  The whipple tree is attached to the plough with a copper split pin (92mm).

Glyntoys Stile
Cast in lead with three horizontal fence wires in a 'Glyntoys Farmyard Series' box, with GLYNTOYS in a different typeface to that used on the box in (1).

Kissing Gate

Glyntoys Kissing Gate (photo by Philip Dean)
Cast in lead with three horizontal fence wires and a tinplate base (210 mm). 

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