Virtual Museum

Lego The Ultimate Toy Building Brick

2016-11-16T08:30:35+00:00

This year sees the 50th anniversary of the introduction of LEGO toy building bricks. Deborah Jaffé traces the history of the toy building brick from the early 19th century through to today when the LEGO [...]

Lego The Ultimate Toy Building Brick 2016-11-16T08:30:35+00:00

Nature’s Plastic: the Collection of The Worshipful Company of Horners

2016-12-06T05:35:43+00:00

Nature’s Plastic: the Collection of The Worshipful Company of Horners Curators at the Museum of Design in Plastics describe the wonderful objects in their current exhibition. The Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP) is delighted [...]

Nature’s Plastic: the Collection of The Worshipful Company of Horners 2016-12-06T05:35:43+00:00

The Timpo Trail

2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00

Originally called Timpo (Manufacturers ) Limited, the firm of Model Toys Limited produced some very fine examples of plastics toy soldiers. Their use of plastics started during the mid 1950s by converting some of their [...]

The Timpo Trail 2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00

Rubber (et al) in 1886

2016-12-06T05:35:38+00:00

Browsing through early copies of The India-Rubber and Gutta Percha and Electrical Trades Journal (later to be the IRJ and, even later, ERJ) provides a fascinating insight into the world of science in the mid-late [...]

Rubber (et al) in 1886 2016-12-06T05:35:38+00:00