history of Corgi

Item number: Corgi (3864)

Intern number: 3864

Category: Corgi

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Company history and description of the company Mettoy Playcraft Ltd, Swansea; South Wales

The company Mettoy Playcraft Ltd, Swansea, South Wales produced tin toys from 1934. From 1956 they prorduced diecast models in 1:43 scale under the brand name "Corgi". Corgi was mainly known through the movie cars like the Aston Martin DB5 from James Bond.
Final of the 1970's Mettoy begins with the production of models in scale 1:36.
1993 the company Mettoy was dissolved. Corgi changes hands and the production program in TV and film model, emergency vehicles, trucks, cars, military and toy models. The products are mainly produced in China.

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