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Taylor & Barrett was established by two brothers-in-law: Fred Taylor and A.R. Barrett. They were also located in North London near Crescent Toys and Charbens. They started out making road signs, gas pumps and street lamps. They also produced a number of toys made of lead. Including fire engines and a trolley bus in two sizes. They also made other emergency vehicles, an ice cream sales man on a tricycle, a number of cars and small commercial vehicles, dating back to 1930s.

After WWII the two BILs went separate ways, forming 'F.G. Taylor & Sons' and 'Barrett & Sons', London. When they seperated they also split up the molds which makes some models difficult to source identify. The trolly bus is known to have continued in production by 'Barrett & Sons'.

Sourced references -

Encyclopedia of Small-Scale Diecast Motor Vehicle Manufacturers - Sahakangas, Foster & Weber (2006)
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