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Brimtoy

(Hackney, London, UK)

Brimtoy began as BMTM (British Metal and Toy Manufacturers) in 1914, with a factory in Hackney, London. BMTM continued until 1921, when the company was liquidated. From the ashes of BMTM arose Brimtoy, in 1923, continuing until 1932 when Brimtoy merged with ( more accurately absorbed by) Wells.

Alfred or Alfie Wells launched his toy company in 1919, from the Progress Works in Walthamstow, London. The well known trademark Wells O' London was launched in 1924.

When Brimtoy was acquired by Wells in 1932, Wells was the dominant partner and the factories were merged in Walthamstow, around 1938. Following the absorbtion of Brimtoy by Wells, the company continued to use both the Wells and Brimtoys names, as well as Wells Brimtoy, and the newly intoduced Welso, which does not help with identification or dating today. Wells Brimtoy continued to operate from Walthamstow until 1965, then moving to Anglesey in Wales, finally closing some (?) years later.


Early post First World War Brimtoy clockwork passenger set, 4-4-0 tender loco 265 Lloyd George

Early post First World War Brimtoy clockwork passenger set, 4-4-0 tender loco 265 Lloyd George

Early post First World War Brimtoy clockwork passenger set, 4-4-0 tender loco 265 Lloyd George

Early post First World War Brimtoy clockwork passenger set, 4-4-0 tender loco 265 Lloyd George

Early post First World War Brimtoy clockwork passenger set, 4-4-0 tender loco 265 Lloyd George

Early post First World War Brimtoy clockwork passenger set, 4-4-0 tender loco 265 Lloyd George

Early post First World War Brimtoy clockwork passenger set, 4-4-0 tender loco 265 Lloyd George

Early post First World War Brimtoy clockwork passenger set, 4-4-0 tender loco 265 Lloyd George

Brimtoy clockwork 4-4-0 tender locomotive King George

Brimtoy clockwork 4-4-0 tender locomotive King George

Brimtoy clockwork 4-4-0 tender locomotive 265 Flying Scotsman

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set, with bridge and signal

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set, with bridge and signal

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set, with station

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set, with station

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 322, Cock of the North

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 322, Cock of the North

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 352, Cock of the North

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 352, Cock of the North

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 352

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 352

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 400/6

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 400/6

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 400/6

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 400/6

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 400/6

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 400/6

Brimtoy clockwork LNER passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork LNER passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork LNER passenger set Golden Eagle

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 354 The Prince

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 354 The Prince

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 354 The Prince

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 354 The Prince

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set The Prince

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set The Prince

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set The Prince

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set The Prince

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 326

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 326

Brimtoy clockwork LMS streamlined passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork LMS streamlined passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 341

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set 341

Brimtoy passenger set with plastic track

Brimtoy passenger set with plastic track

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set with tunnel

Brimtoy clockwork goods/freight set British Railways

Brimtoy clockwork goods/freight set British Railways

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set British Railways

Brimtoy clockwork passenger set British Railways

Brimtoy clockwork goods/freight set British Railways

Brimtoy clockwork goods/freight set British Railways

Brimtoy clockwork goods/freight set British Railways

Brimtoy clockwork goods/freight set British Railways

Brimtoy clockwork goods/freight set 360

Brimtoy clockwork goods/freight set 360

Brimtoy clockwork goods/freight set British Railways

Brimtoy clockwork goods/freight set

Brimtoy clockwork goods/freight set

Brimtoy clockwork diesel passenger set 290

Brimtoy clockwork diesel passenger set 290

Brimtoy clockwork diesel passenger set 942

Brimtoy clockwork diesel passenger set 942

Brimtoy battery powered diesel passenger set

Brimtoy battery powered diesel passenger set

Brimtoy battery powered diesel passenger set

Brimtoy battery powered diesel passenger set (ignore the Scalextric controller!)

Brimtoy battery powered diesel passenger set

Brimtoy battery powered diesel passenger set

Brimtoy clockwork blue LMS Coronation loco, 6220

Brimtoy clockwork blue LMS Coronation loco, 6220

Brimtoy clockwork blue LMS Coronation loco, 6220

Brimtoy clockwork blue LMS Coronation loco, 6220

Trade box of 12 Brimtoy no. 57 tipping wagons

Trade box of 12 Brimtoy no. 57 tipping wagons

Trade box of 12 Brimtoy no. 57 tipping wagons

Later yellow Brimtoy tipping wagon

Brimtoy open wagon

Brimtoy group of wagons

Brimtoy group of wagons

Brimtoy group of wagons

Brimtoy 8 wheeled crane

Brimtoy 8 wheeled crane

Brimtoy station

Brimtoy station

Brimtoy station

Brimtoy Funland station

Brimtoy Funland station

Brimtoy Funland station (repainted platform?)

Alight here for Brimtoy Works station

Brimtoy Bridge Street station, 65cm long by 15cm wide by 18cm high

Brimtoy Bridge Street station, 65cm long by 15cm wide by 18cm high

Brimtoy Bridge Street station, 65cm long by 15cm wide by 18cm high

Brimtoy Bridge Street station, 65cm long by 15cm wide by 18cm high

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin), simple, without signal

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin), simple, without signal. Shallow pitch to roof. Signal missing.

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin), simple, without signal. Shallow pitch to roof. Signal missing.

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin), with signal

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin), with signal

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin), with signal

The signal boxes illustrated below were issued by Brimtoy, using ex Carette tooling, following the closure of Carette during the First World War.


Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin) Brook Road

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin) Brook Road

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin) Brook Road (base missing)

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin) Brook Road (base missing)

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin) Castle Hill Crossing

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin) Castle Hill Crossing

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin) Top Hill Mill Siding (with larger base, side staircase, and missing signal?)

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin) Top Hill Mill Siding (with larger base, side staircase, and missing signal?)

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin) Top Hill Mill Siding (with larger base, side staircase, and missing signal?)

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin) Top Hill Mill Siding (with larger base, side staircase, and missing signal?)

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin) Top Hill Mill Siding (without side stair or signal)

Brimtoy Signal Box (cabin) Top Hill Mill Siding (without side stair or signal)

Brimtoy goods depot (either ex Bing tooling, or a very good copy)

Brimtoy goods depot (either ex Bing tooling, or a very good copy)

Brimtoy goods depot (either ex Bing tooling, or a very good copy)

Brimtoy accessory set (signal, station, tunnel, signal box)

Brimtoy open footbridge

Brimtoy covered footbridge

Brimtoy covered footbridge

Brimtoy tin tunnel

Brimtoy tin signal, double home

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