z(1950) Minibrix Label Mini. Polly's Vintage Bears

Minibrix was a construction toy company made in Petersfield, Hampshire from 1935 to 1976. The interlocking bricks look similar to Lego, but were first made 14 years before Lego’s plastic version appeared. Although other toy bricks have been credited with inspiring the makers of Lego, it is possible that Minibrix too played a role in the creation of one of the 20th century’s most popular toys.

Despite making economies in production after the war, sales of Minibrix had begun to decline by the late 1950s. Premo tried to diversify by producing and marketing other toys, including teddy bears. A fire in the factory in 1961 put an end to these developments.

Mini is made by Minibrix.  Apparently the firm usually made toy bricks (like Lego, but rubber), but made a few other toys between 1959-1961, then the factory caught fire and they ceased production.

He has a label tucked under his arm that says 'Minibrix Hygenic Toys'.  He is 16" tall.



Date 1950
Label Yes
Fabric Mohair
Size 16 ins
Eyes Amber safety eyes
Features Original Nose / Mouth
Jointed Fully Jointed
Pads Mohair
Stuffing Woodwool Kapok
Clothes Bow
Number V112

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