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Harbutt's Placticine Ltd.
Bath, UK
1900 - 1983

Aliases

 

None

 

Locations

 

Bath, UK 1900 - 1983

 

History

 

William Harbutt, an art teacher in Bath, England started the Harbutt's Placticine company because he needed a non-drying clay for his sculpture students and got a patent in 1899.  In 1900 he opened a factory for commercial production.  They began doing Noddy crayons in the 1950s along with other crayon products.  Their original factory burned down in 1963.  Mr. Harbutt died in 1921 but the business was carried on by his family until they closed in 1983 due to cheaper production out of Thailand.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

 

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

Acorn Marking

HP0015

ST

1

12

Black

Acorn

One crayon

1960s

5

$5

Acorn Marking

HP0023

ST

1

12

Blue

Acorn

One crayon

1960s

7

$7

Acorn Marking

HP0001

ST

1

12

Green

Acorn

One crayon

1960s

7

$7

Acorn Marking

HP0022

ST

1

12

White,Red

Acorn

One crayon

1960s

7

$7

Acorn Marking

HP0016

ST

1

12

White

Acorn

One crayon

1960s

6

$5

Acorn Marking

HP0020

ST

1

12

Yellow

Acorn

One crayon

1960s

7

$5

Clown

HP0021

TT

9

9

Blue

Plastic Container

Shaped container inside box

1970s

4

$5

Crayon By Numbers

HP0010

LID

8

8

White

2 Circle windows

Framed pic of Indian

1950s

7

$10

Fairy Magic

HP0002

TFT

12

12

Yellow

Sunburst

White burst

1950s

5

$4

Fairy Wonder Crayoning Set

HP0003

HPP

6

6

Blue

Scene

Attached crayon box, frame

1950s

7

$8

Fairy Wonder Crayoning Set

HP0007

HPP

6

6

Green

Scene

Attached crayon box, frame

1950s

7

$8

Frexon

HP0019

LID

9

9

Blue

Window

Arching red banner

Unknown

7

$15

Frexon

HP0025

TT

8

8

Blue

No Window

Arching red banner

Unknown

7

$15

Noddy

HP0004

TFT

8

8

Yellow

Multicolor

Noddy on Train

1950s

4

$3

Noddy

HP0005

TFT

8

8

Yellow

Multicolor

Elf holding Drawing

1950s

4

$3

Noddy

HP0017

TT

8

8

Yellow

Scene

Policeman surrounded by four

1960s

7

$7

Noddy Jumbo

HP0018

TBH

10

10

Yellow

Window

Girl and Dog left

2000s

4

$4

Noddy Soap Crayons

HP0006

HPP

4

4

Red

Multicolor

Noddy in Car

1960s

5

$4

Noddy Wax

HP0024

TFT

8

8

White,Blue

Scene

2 with a truck

1980s

4

$5

Rainbow Box

HP0012

TT

8

8

Multicolor

Rainbow

Red Text on brand

1960s

7

$7

Roman City

HP0011

HBT

8

8

Black,White

Helmet

Castle wall, vertical tin

1950s

4

$7

Roman City

HP0008

TFT

8

8

Black,White

Helmet

Arching Window

1950s

6

$10

Roman City

HP0009

TFT

8

8

Black,White

Helmet

Narrow window

1950s

8

$15

Roman City

HP0014

ST

10

220

Black,White

Helmet

Black Banner/circle on top

1950s

9

$30

Sunset

HP0013

TT

8

8

Yellow,Red,Blue

Sunset

Sun,Water,Boat

Unknown

7

$15

Tru-Tone

HP0028

HT

18

18

Red,Yellow,Blue

Color sections

Wrapped banner in green

1970s

9

$15

Wonder

HP0026

TFT

6

6

Blue,Yellow

Round Window

Kids riding crayon, banner

1960s

8

$15

Wonder

HP0027

TT

6

6

Blue

Window

White text, lines

1950s

8

$15

Wonder

HP0029

TFT

6

6

Multicolor

Window

Circular color design

1960s

9

$15

 

Photos

 

 

 

Fairy - 12 colors.jpg

Fairy Wonder Crayoning Set.jpg

Noddy - 8 colors.jpg

HP0001

HP0002

HP0003

HP0004

 

 

Noddy (elf) - 8 colors.jpg

 

Noddy Soap - 4 colors.jpg

Fairy Wonder Crayoning Set (Green) - 6 colors.jpg

HP0005

HP0006

HP0007

HP0008

HP0009

 

 

 

HP0010

HP0011

HP0012

HP0013

HP0014

 

 

 

HP0015

HP0016

HP0017

 

 

 

HP0018

HP0019

HP0020

HP0021

 

 

 

HP0022

HP0023

HP0024

 

 

 

HP0025

HP0026

HP0027

HP0028

HP0029