A Final Word about Maltête & Perent

 In Tin Toys

By Richard T. Claus

THERE IS NO RECORD or evidence that I can find of any catalogs or literature from this firm. Jaques Milet in his book “Bateaux Jouets” lists an address, but nothing else. I speculate that it is his collaboration with Robert Forbes in their book “Toy Boats” that popularized M & P by mistaking the identity of those toys made by E.F.Lefevre. I have never seen an example of any authenticated toy boat made by Maltête & Perent. Yet this fiction persists.

The boats below and the one above were all made by E.F. Lefevre between 1889 and 1895.

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