Taylor & Barrett produced a number of toys, usually made of lead (by the hollow casting process). The company was established by two brothers-in-law: Fred Taylor and A.R. Barrett.

They produced road signs, petrol pumps and street lamps, plus fire engines and a rather attractive-looking trolleybus. They also made emergency vehicles, an ice cream salesman on a tricycle, plus a number of cars and small commercials, dating from the 1930s.

After the Second World War the two partners went their separate ways, forming 'F.G. Taylor & Sons' and 'Barrett & Sons', London. The London trolleybus was produced in two sizes and after the war it continued in production from 'Barrett & Sons'.

When they seperated they split the moulds the toys were made in and this makes some pieces difficult to identify.

Taylor Barrett value and price guide

What's your 'Taylor Barrett' worth? Here are some recently sold items (UK):

Item Title Date sold Price
Taylor And Barrett Water Wagon May 2019 £ 275,00
Taylor Barrett Rare Complete Boxed C1924 Mar 2019 £ 182,77
Barrett And Son Pixie Tea Party Toy Lead May 2019 £ 149,00
Rare Chimpanzee Tea Party Toy Lead May 2019 £ 149,00
Rare Arctic Series Dog Sledge Team Toy Mar 2019 £ 119,00

Take a look at all sold Taylor Barrett items on eBay for a value indication. If you're not sure what you have, you can post your question below.

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