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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

U is for Unknown

Can any one tell me what the following means, or what company used this marking on its products?


This is on the draw-bar of a weastern stage coach with copies of the Ajax/Beton/Tudor*Rose hollow horse?


Anonymous said...

In French :
BTES = Brevetés (invention ou procédé ayant un brevet déposé)
Mention légale dégageant la responsabilité de l'Etat.
It's not a Trade Mark but a legal mention after the trade mark !
Best Regards,

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I've forgotten the translation of
brevetés = patented
SGDG = "Without Government's Guaranty"
best regards,

Maverick Collecting said...

Thank's, so it's like "Patent Applied For" [but not yet granted!!], so we now have an unknown French firm using the same horse as Ajax/Archer/Lido/T.Cohn(Superior)/Beton (Bergen)/Airfix/Tudor-Rose/Kleeware/Riesler and Reamsa...that seem's to be clear!!!! Thanks again Anon..Hugh.