Tin Toys — October 1, 2011 at 12:03 am

Minics

BY JACK HERBERT

INTRODUCED IN England in 1935 by Tri-Ang, a frabjous (yes, that’s a real word!) line of small, tinplate vehicles called Minics filled an obvious need in the toy world.

The cars, lorries, and commercial vehicles were just a tad larger than the prevalent diecast vehicles of that time. They were from 4″ to 7″, but had the added mobility of a keywind motor in each. They were carefully designed to compete with the larger tinplate toy vehicles of the late Thirties.

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