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TCX Train Set.
TCX Train Set.
1930. Exhibit at Lakeland Motor Museum.
January 1939. Gyro-Cycle.
1947. Wakouwa.
November 1952.
November 1952.
December 1953.

Brand name of the British toy maker Lines Brothers.

1919 The brothers William J. Lines, Walter Lines and Arthur Edwin Lines formed Lines Bros. Ltd.

On the basis that 3 Lines make a triangle, they adopted the brand name Tri-ang.

The range of Tri-ang large-scale pressed steel vehicles were produced from the early 1930s through until the mid-1970s.

The total selection of pressed steel vehicles consisted of over 200 different types. Tri-ang was one of the largest toy producers in the world and their range of toys reflected this.

Also produced scale model vehicles (Minic) and railways under this brand.

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