BIRMINGHAM TOYS

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By the middle of the 18th century Birmingham was becoming known for the vast numbers of small metal items that it produced. Buttons, buckles, snuff boxes, candlesticks and snuffers, etui, corkscrews, watch chains and all kind of other small items were made in gold, silver or even the ‘new’ metal steel.  Collectively these things were known as Birmingham toys.