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Roberts Brothers (Gloucester)

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of Glevum Works, Gloucester. London Office: 7 Butler Street, EC2. (1922)

of Glevum Works, St. James's, Gloucester. Telephone: Gloucester 2368. Cables: "Games, Gloucester". (1929)

of Glevum Works, Upton Street, Gloucester. Telephone: Gloucester 3074. Cables: "Games, Phone, Gloucester". (1947)

1895 Roberts Brothers was founded by John Owen Roberts and his brother Harry Owen Roberts.

1903 Patents for 'New Games'.[1]

1922 Listed Exhibitor. Picture Cubes, Blackboards and Easels, Draughts, Dominoes, Ring and Dart Boards, Puzzles, Indoor Games, Masks, Transfers; Animals on Wheels, Teddy Bears, Stockinette Dolls. (Stand No. F. 36) [2]

1929 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Indoor and Table Games, Picture Cubes, A.B.C. Blocks, Easels and Blackboards, Puzzles, Dominoes, Tivoli Boards, Bagatelle Boards, Billiards Tables, Tiny Tots Series of Kindergarten Pastimes, Children's Desks, Games for Small Lawns, etc. (Stand No. C.25) [3]

1947 Listed Exhibitor. Manufacturers of Billiard Tables, Skittles, Table Tennis, Building Bricks, Constructional Doll's Furniture, Educational, Indoor, Games, Kindergarten, Wooden Toys, Blackboards and Easels, Picture Cubes, Dominoes, Children's Desks, A.B.C. Blocks, Wagons of Building Bricks. (Olympia, 3rd Floor, Stand No. K.2442) [4]

1954 The family business, trading as Glevum Toys, was taken over by Chad Valley Co.

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Sources of Information

  1. Gloucestershire Chronicle - Saturday 30 May 1903
  2. 1922 British Industries Fair Page 67
  3. 1929 British Industries Fair Page 144
  4. 1947 British Industries Fair Page 234