Crescent

Crescent Toys was a well-regarded British toy manufacturing company set up in 1922 by Henry Eagles and Arthur Schneider in Islington, north London. They manufactured high quality model soldiers, die cast metal sports cars and Grand Prix racing cars and various hollow cast figures. Crescent was particularly admired for making a series of fabulously detailed dioramas depicting various shops, including a butchers, barbers, fish and chip shop and milk bar as well as a children’s hospital and a classroom from 1950's Britain.

When Henry Eagles died in 1942, his son Harry, known as ‘Harvey’ took over the business. Products manufactured in this period were stamped ‘DCMT’ for ‘Die Cast Machine Tools’. In 1949 the business relocated to Wales but Harvey Eagles stayed in London and set up a firm named after himself, which he later sold to Lone Star Toys.

Whilst Crescent did move into plastic production, the company finally ceased trading in 1964.







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