1920s The Kay Electrical Outfit Electronics Toy
I think this 1920s The Kay Electrical Outfit Electronics Toy is wonderful. Original, vintage Electrical Collector’s Toy: a real piece of electronics history and it was designed for children to self-build simple electrical circuits e.g. a lamp or door bell (no iPads in those days)!
Cardboard Box measures: 34.7cm Width x 28cm depth x 6.8cm Height
Made by Kay Sports Co, London, UK: makers of Kay Chemistry/Glass Blowing outfits, sports equipment and indoor games. The Electrical set is exquisitely made, and comes with its original hard cardboard box, which is slightly scuffed and marked with tears on the corners.
This is a real vintage technology or toy collector’s find, and I hope the eventual owner loves it as much as I do :-). Very rare, museum quality, and in great condition, this collector’s toy comprises several early electronic components including:-
- An electric motor (possibly made by S.E.L)
- Battery Block
- Woolco Bijou Torch Battery (a Woolworths UK brand)
- Solenoid Buzzer
- Light bulbs and various shades in different colours and sizes. (One light bulb is broken)
- Swinging arm compass bulb holders
- Two Switches
- Leads & connectors
There are no instructions with the toy and I’m not sure if all the original components are present or what they all are, but it does seem fairly intact with very little or no use! None of the components have been tested.