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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. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

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.