Saturday, May 16, 2015
You used to be able to buy Burberry check paint...
Some old paint tinlets discovered at the back of a drawer.
On the left Gloy enamel that complies with the 1974 Toy Safety regs and has a picture of a penny-farthing bicycle that looks like the one from "The Prisoner" on the side. The tinlet is taller and narrower than the Humbrol version.
Paint is ST/G/14 - presumably not a number - Buff. No idea how old it is, but it's still liquid.
The Humbrol isn't actually Burberry check colour, it's 133 Deltic Blue and also still liquid.
I'd assumed this was a 1980s tin as I seem to remember adverts with this distinctive pattern packaging but as the volume is marked as 1/2 Fl Oz, could it be be earlier? Surely by the 1980s, even the Humber Oil Company had gone metric?