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Die Cast Jaguar and Canteen c.1950 Made in England

$55

ABOUT

Die cast toy Jaguar and Mobile Canteen with movable hood and side window by Lesney, England.

  • CREATOR Lesney, England.
  • MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Die cast metal.
  • CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • DIMENSIONS Jaguar/Canteen H .75 in. W 1 in. D 2.5 in./H 1.5 in. W 2.5 in. D 1 in.

    HISTORY

    Early years: Lesney, the origin of the Matchbox name and the 1-75 series. The Matchbox name originated in 1953 as a brand name of the British die-casting company Lesney Products, whose reputation was molded by John W. "Jack" Odell (1920–2007), Leslie Charles Smith (1918–2005), and Rodney Smith.

     

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