BAYKO - the 1933 Anomaly?

Common knowledge has it that BAYKO, the world's first, and finest, plastic construction toy, was produced in Liverpool for almost 30 years, between late 1934 and early 1964 - or was it?
1933 or 1934?
In 1994 a Diamond Jubilee BAYKO exhibition was held in Liverpool and a couple of years later a further get together was held in Nottingham, with a huge exhibition back in Liverpool Museum in 2014.
At all three of the above events, Anne and Jean Plimpton, daughters of BAYKO inventor C.B. Plimpton, generously supported us by attending.
Although directors of Plimpton Engineering for many years, as adults they never played an active role in the company. However…
…they spoke of working at home, in the kitchen, packing BAYKO sets in time for Christmas, 1933!!!
There is no reason at all to doubt their account, but the 'domestic workshop' location is probably indicative of the scale of the operation at this stage.
1934 or 1933?
The February, 1935 edition of 'Games and Toys', the toy trade paper, says “…appearing as it did very late in 1934…owing to unexpected difficulties arising in the manufacture.”
The probable explanation is that the 1933 efforts were effectively a local dry run before BAYKO manufacture was scaled up, not without problems, in 1934, to “…find its way into so many of the leading stores in the country…” as 'Games and Toys' put it.
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Latest update - January 30, 2019
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