Some significant Deltoys discoveries have been made recently, namely a larger-scale version of the cart in (6) to (14) cast in aluminium with a horse not seen with the lead models, a box lid for the small lead cart but without any wording on the label at all, and a small lead cart with a pair of tinplate wheels not seen on these carts before. The almost unlimited range of colours found on the small lead carts suggests that the people employed to paint them were given unrestrained access to the paint pots! Every model is different in some way, with a great variety of wheels, although all share the characteristic step across the middle of the cart floor and with ribbing on the lower floor section. Some of the cart sides were stepped, while most were level. Some of the small carts had a small step at the rear and these are mentioned where they occur.
We are no closer to knowing when or where this manufacturer was operating, and unfortunately the box gives no clue.
Wagon (page 342)
Wagon as (1) but without the "Deltoys" name cast, dark green with red shafts and interior.
Wagon as (5), with the top corners of the front ends of the side panels cut away, but with red trim on the middle rails in the side panels, and "Deltoys" cast underneath.
Large Aluminium Cart
Large aluminium cart with wire shafts, red interior and exterior, and unpainted spoked wheels. The floor of the cart was stepped but the lower section had no ribs, unlike the smaller lead models. Black aluminium horse. (Overall length 195 mm).
Small Lead Cart (page 342)
Small lead cart with lead shafts as (7) but with red rear step, green interior and exterior without red trim and black and red spoked wheels.
Small lead cart with lead shafts as (7) but with red interior and exterior, rear step and green tinplate wheels.
Small lead cart with lead shafts as (7) but with rear step, yellow interior, red exterior and bright blue spoked wheels.
Small lead cart with lead shafts as (7) but dark green with no trim and with red spoked wheels.
Small lead cart as (8) but with a rear step, dark green interior and exterior and red spoked wheels.
Small Lead Cart with Lead Shafts and High Front (page 343)
Small lead cart with lead shafts (one shaft missing), red interior and dark green exterior, and black solid wheels as (6). The semi-circular pillar on the front of the cart has a deep central hole. The box has an illustration printed in blue showing the horse and cart with the solid wheels but with no manufacturer’s name.
Small lead cart with lead shafts as (9), but darker green.
Small lead cart with lead shafts as (9) but green interior and exterior with orange spoked wheels.
Small Lead Cart with Wire Shafts and High Front (page 343)
Small lead cart with high front as (11) and (12) but with wide rear step, an extra fillet where the front meets the sides, green interior, orange-brown exterior and unpainted spoked wheels.
Small lead cart with wire shafts and high front as (12), but light tan interior and front, red exterior side panels and unpainted spoked wheels.
Small lead cart with wire shafts and high front similar to (11) to (13), but metallic green interior and brown exterior side panels, with a large deep hole in the centre of the semicircular pillar and unpainted spoked wheels.
Small Lead Cart
Small lead cart, unlike any cart so far seen, with lead shafts (one broken but with notch to fit into horse remaining on right-hand side), with sloping sides, white interior and light blue exterior.
Small Lead Cart with stepped sides
Small lead cart with lead shafts and stepped sides, white interior, dark blue exterior and red spoked wheels. Shafts are held by a strip of metal over the horse’s back, unlikely to be original.
Small lead cart with lead shafts and stepped sides, yellow interior and dark blue exterior.
Small Lead Cart with double-stepped sides
Small lead cart with lead shafts and double-stepped sides, yellow interior, light green exterior, red shafts and spoked wheels.