Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Palitoy

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of Leicester

Palitoy manufactured some of the most popular toys in Britain, some original items and others under licence. Its products included Action Man, Action Force, Tiny Tears, Pippa, Tressy, Star Wars figures and the Care Bears.

1909 The Cascelloid company was founded to produce celluloid and fancy goods.

1920 Their first toy was produced

1925 Their first doll was produced

1931 Cascelloid was bought by British Xylonite Co

1935 The word Palitoy was created as a trademark for Xylonite's toy division.

1941 Injection moulding was developed by British Xylonite Co and was used for the Palitoy toy ranges.

1968 Palitoy was sold to General Mills in 1968

1978 Took over Chad Valley Co

1980 Palitoy, Denys Fisher, and Chad Valley Co broke away from General Mills.

1984 It closed as a business

The factory, toy moulds and copyrights were all bought by Hasbro from whom they had been a major licensee.


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