Crescent

Lone Star

References


Crescent


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Crescent Scorpion

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Crescent Scorpion
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Armored car w/
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Armored car w/
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Armored car w/
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Ammunition Limber
 
 

Crescent was founded in 1922 by Henry Eagles and Arthur Schneider. Their company manufactured toy soldiers and other metal figures. After a hiatus in WWII, the company restarted manufacture,also distributed toys from Die Casting Machine Tools, with DCMT on the base. They opened a factory in 1948 and the name "Crescent Toys" was born. About the same time, a split occurred, and the DCMT folks apparently "went their own way"  and started Lone Star. (see below). Crescent manufactured some fine military models, some manufactured into the 1980's.

 
Model Number Dates
Two British tanks, Scout car, Russian tank 650 1965-1959
British tank 696 1965-1959
Scout Car 698 1965-1956
Russian tank 699 1965-1956
Field Gun 1248 1957
18 pound gun 1249 1958-1979
25 PDR.Gun Howitzer 1250 1958-1980
Medium Howitzer 1251 1958-1980
Supply Truck 1260 1976-1979
Saladin Armoured Car - Olive Drab 1263 1962-1980
Scorpion Tank - Olive Drab 1264 1975-1980
155mm Artillery Gun 'Long Tom' 155 1960-1968
M109 self propelled gun 1265 1977-1980
Recovery vehicle 1266 1978-1979
Rocket and Lorry 1267 1958-1963
Rescue Crane 1270 1958-1960
Saladin Armoured Patrol set 1270 1975-1980
Mobile gun 1271 1958-1960
Artillery 1271a 1976-1980
Armoured Patrol Set - Contains: Saladin Armoured Car,
Ammunition Limber, 25 pound Gun with detachable platform.
2154 1962-1974

 

Lone Star

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Lone Star Box

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Lone Star Box
rear

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Lone Star Box
side

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Lone Star
 Bren gun Carrier

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Lone Star
 Bren gun Carrier

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Lone Star
 Bren gun Carrier

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Lone Star Pom Pom Gun
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Lone Star Pom Pom Gun
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Lone Star Pom Pom Gun
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As noted above, "Lone Star" was the part of of Die Casting Machine Tools Ltd. They made a variety of diecast metal toys. Lone Star started manufacturing cars in 1956 and by 1960 it had a full line of cars under the name of Roadmasters and Impy.  At one point in time they also made toys for Tootsie Toys. The company went out of business in the mid 1980's.

 Army Strike Force Model Number Intl Peace Force (1974) Number Modern Army Series Number
Anti-Tank Gun 1521 small tank (blue) 1271 Bren Gun Carrier ?
25# pounder field gun 1522 Mortar Launcher 1272 Mobile Fighting Unit Rocket Launcher  
Armoured Car 1523 Radar Unit 1273    
Rocket Launcher 1524 Ack-Ack gun 1274    
Jeep  - U.S Army 1525 Silver canon 1275    
Pom-Pom gun trailer 1526 Blue Jeep 1277    

Other good Lone Star Websites include:
http://www.geocities.com/jrinafrica/ARMY.html
http://www.lone-star-diecast-bk.com/default.html

http://www.home.railscene.com/garyscars/dcmt/
http://www.thoshikawa.com/lonestar/IMPY/index.htm


 

 

References

Johnson, Dana. Collector's Guide to Diecast Toys and Scale Models, Collector Books, 1998

Johnson, Dana. Toy Car Collectors Guide, Collector Books, 2002

Ragan, Mac. Diecast Cars of the 1960's, MBI Publishing Company, 2000

Ramsay, John. British Diecast Model Toys Catalog, 6th ed. Swapmeet Publications, 1995

 

 

 

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