BAYKO Retailers Stock Re-order Forms

All the documents in this section were used by BAYKO retailers to order/re-order all the items necessary for their outlet to properly support the world's first, and finest, plastic construction toy.
Perhaps I'm being a bit pernickety, but these documents really fit into five different categories, so, while I've grouped them all on the one page, I've separated out the five sections, each one showing, in chronological order, the various documents which were used by retailers, during the Plimpton and MECCANO eras, to order replacement stock of BAYKO sets [first, second, and fifth sections]; BAYKO spare parts packs and literature [third section]; and of BAYKO spare parts [fourth and fifth sections].
On a personal note, I would ask you please to be understanding when it comes to the significant degree of repetition in some of the descriptions as they arise in these sections, the key issue is that, more often than not, consecutive issues of these forms were unchanged over significant periods, but the reader may land on one in the middle of a long run, therefore needing all the relevant details.
These documents were inevitably designed for function rather than aesthetics, but that doesn't detract from the interesting, and very useful, data they contain.
 
If you have any other Re-order Forms that I'm not displaying here, either for sale or to lend, then I'd love hear from you so that I can add them to the site...
 
BAYKO Related Order Forms
The first section includes Plimpton era BAYKO set order forms.
The second section shows details of MECCANO General Products Order Forms which retailers would have used, amongst other things, during the 1960s to replenish their stocks of BAYKO building sets.
The third section shows forms from the MECCANO era. These Accessories Order Forms were used to order spare parts which supported the wider product range, including BAYKO spare parts packs and literature.
The fourth section shows forms, at various times in the life of BAYKO, which the retailers would have used to replenish their stocks of spare parts as well as sets...
Finally, there are details of forms which were intended for the use of retailers to replenish there stock of BAYKO spare parts, some of them specifically for refilling their Retail Display Cabinets...
 
Section 1
BAYKO
Sets Order Forms - 2 Examples
This section comprises BAYKO Set Order Forms which retailers used to replenish their stocks of BAYKO sets.
I'm currently only able to show two of these.
For some reason, comparatively few of these Order Forms seem to have survived, so if you have any available that could be added to the site, then I'd love to hear from you.
 
1952 to 1954 - BAYKO Sets Order Form
BAYKO Sets Order Form - 1952 to 1954
Well, you could hardly accuse Plimpton of over elaborating as far as this form is concerned - it's simple, concise, and, no doubt, effective.
Dating this BAYKO sets order form, which was for the use of BAYKO's retailers, is reasonably easy.
It certainly dates from after February 1952 when set #4 was introduced...
...as it includes the Gibraltar Row address, this places it before the move to Tabley Street, which happened in 1955.
There is a useful warning to would-be historians with this particular document. The original has actually been used - I erased the handwriting as part of the image clean-up process - and the dates quoted on the form are June 24th, 1958 for the order, and October 1st, 1958 as the promised invoice date. I can only assume that the retailer was using up old forms - I just hope he put them into the right envelope.
This version of the BAYKO Sets Order Form also includes space for ordering full or half Retail Cabinet spare parts, window posters and two types of Leaflet.
It is interesting to compare this order form with the later version immediately below, which has been somewhat simplified.
132 mm x 208 mm = 5.2 x 8.2 inches
 
1955 to 1959 - BAYKO Sets Order Form
This BAYKO Set Order Form follows on from the one immediately above and was presumably triggered by the change of address in 1955 when Plimpton moved factories.
Again the format is simple and concise, in this case even more so as all reference to ordering Posters and Leaflets has been removed...
...you can't even order replacements for this form!
However, spaces for ordering Full or Half Retail Cabinet Contents are still included at the foot of the form.
Interestingly there is also a brief note at the bottom of the form which states "PLEASE NOTE.- MINIMUM NETT VALUE FOR CARRIAGE PAID IS £4 0. 0." - though it doesn't actually mention the cost if you didn't reach that minimum!
 
133 mm x 208 mm = 5.25 x 8.2 inches
BAYKO Set Order Form 1955 to 1959
 
 
 
Section 2
MECCANO
General Product Reorder Forms - 17 Examples + 1!
The tables in this section show details of MECCANO Order Forms which retailers would have used in the 1960s to replenish their stocks of the entire range of MECCANO products, including BAYKO building sets.
I currently have eleven different forms in this section.
These forms were clearly updated regularly, as the DINKY TOYS range, in particular, was routinely developed.
 
June, 1960 - DINKY TOYS Order Form
DINKY TOYS order form, June, 1960 - with address details on the rear
No, I haven't completely lost my marbles...
...not completely!
I do realise that this MECCANO general products reorder form - in reality titled as a DINKY TOYS order form - doesn't actually contain any reference to the world's finest construction toy...
...and basically that's the point of showing it!
When you consider that this form, dated June, 1960, is around nine months after the MECCANO takeover, the fact that BAYKO still doesn't rate a mention is surely noteworthy!!!
Unlike subsequent forms, the rear of this form does not have MECCANO's addressing details, as you will see if you slide your mouse over the image [left]...
...the poor retailer still had to put it in an envelope and post it to MECCANO.
256 mm x 460 mm = 10.1 x 18.1 inches
 
February, 1961 - DINKY TOYS Order Form
This large form [right] was used by retailers to top up their stock of part of the MECCANO range of products.
The form included MECCANO's address, on the reverse, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
The form is dated February, 1961.
This side of the form allows the retailer to order DINKY as well as BAYKO sets.
The BAYKO section is towards the top of the left hand column. Move your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section.
Notice that the Plimpton era conversion sets #0X, 1X and 2X are still being offered to the retailers.
The rear of the form has no BAYKO related information so I have not copied it.
Click on the image [left] to show the BAYKO section in more detail.
 
253 mm x 419 mm = 9.9 x 16.45 inches
Front of the February, 1961 DINKY order form
 
September, 1961 - DINKY TOYS Order Form
Front of the September, 1961 DINKY and Speedboats order form
This large form was again used by retailers to top up their stock of part of the MECCANO range of products.
The form [left] also included MECCANO's address, on the reverse, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
This side of the form allows the retailer to order Speedboats and DINKY as well as BAYKO sets.
The BAYKO section is towards the top of the left hand column. Move your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section.
The rear of the form has no BAYKO related information so, again, I haven't copied it.
Click on the image [left] to show the BAYKO section in more detail.
You can see that the Plimpton era conversion sets #0X, 1X and 2X are still being offered to the retailers...
...you may also have noticed that the BAYKO set prices had drifted up slightly from the previous form.
 
256 mm x 457 mm = 10.1 x 17.95 inches
 
June, 1962 - DINKY TOYS Order Form
This large form was used by retailers to top up their stock BAYKO sets as part of the MECCANO range of products.
In this case Mary E. Lynch, on behalf of the family firm, has made full use of the document - well, after all, it is a working document.
The form included MECCANO's address, on the reverse, as you can see, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO...
...however, the inclusion of the [then] new "BAYKO Parts in Packs" clutters this somewhat!
This is one of two documents to confirm June, 1962 as the launch date for MECCANO era Retail Packs...
Front
Rear
Front of the June, 1962 DINKY TOYS order form
Rear of the June, 1962 DINKY TOYS order form
This side of the form allows the retailer to order various lesser MECCANO as well as BAYKO sets.
This side contains further MECCANO products, including BAYKO retail packs.
The main BAYKO entry is towards the top of the left hand column [above, left]. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section.
It's a little surprising that set #15 and conversion set #14C aren't included, given that they were advertised to the public in August of the same year!
The Plimpton era conversion sets #0X and 1X are shown as still being available.
Click on either of the images above to show its BAYKO section in more detail.
255 mm x 450 mm = 10.0 x 17.7 inches
 
July(?), 1962 - MECCANO New Products Order Form
By the standard of their usual re-order forms, this MECCANO "New Goods" Order Form [right] is relatively small.
I suppose, technically, this form does not actually fit on a page entitled "BAYKO Retailers Stock Re-order Forms" - but where else could I put it? I think, realistically, it is the "order" part which is the most relevant.
Given that the form immediately above, which doesn't include set #15, is dated July, 1962 and that set #15 was launched in August 1962, it is not unreasonable to date this document as July, 1962.
There can be doubt at all now that sets #14C and #15 were launched simultaneously, as both are present on the form.
The two BAYKO items are the first items in the list, i.e. at the top left hand corner of the table. Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO entry.
This document is shown courtesy of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association.
Rear of the June, 1962 DINKY TOYS order form
 
October, November and December, 1962 - DINKY TOYS Order Form
Front of the October, November and December, 1962 DINKY and Speedboats order form
Back of the October, November and December Dinky Toys Order Form showing the BAYKO 'Parts in Packs'
Front
Rear
This large form was again used by retailers to top up their stock of part of the MECCANO range of products.
The front of the form [above, left] allows the retailer to order Speedboats and DINKY as well as BAYKO sets.
The BAYKO section is towards the top of the left hand column [left]. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section.
You may have noticed that the BAYKO sets listed now include both set #15 and conversion set #14C for the first time - of the forms I have found so far.
On the back of the document [above, right] we can see the 'BAYKO Parts in Packs', still being advertised as 'New', however, there is a small addition...
...there is now a product code number [23987] assisting people in ordering the required number of packs [10 packs of all 6 types] which entitled them to the "FREE on loan" dispenser.  The full cost is also spelled out in a small table - "£5/5/9" [£5.29] - if only!
Fancy heading to the 'nerdy' side of the game - you can find out more about the BAYKO product codes...
As in the earlier version, this document was intended to be folded and double as its own envelope! To that end, the mailing address is printed in the middle of the BAYKO information, at rightangles to it.
It is interesting to note that Plimpton era conversion sets [here called 'Accessory Sets'] #0X and #1X are both shown as being available. Unusually for the time, there's no recommended retail price for them, giving retailers a free hand.
Click on either of the images [above] to show the respective BAYKO sections in more detail.
This document was originally shown courtesy of Andrew Lance, though I now also own a copy.
275 mm x 453 mm = 10.05 x 17.8 inches
 
April, 1963 - DINKY TOYS & CIRCUIT 24 Order Form
This large form was used by retailers to top up their stock BAYKO sets as part of the MECCANO range of products.
The form included MECCANO's address, on the reverse, as you can see, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
Front
Rear
Front of the April, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
Rear of the April, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
This side of the form allows the retailer to order Speedboats and DINKY as well as BAYKO sets.
This side lets the retailer to order CIRCUIT 24 and more DINKY as well as BAYKO retail packs.
Click on either of the images above to show the BAYKO section in more detail...
...if you do, you may notice, that the set prices had drifted up again from the previous form...
...and so have the "Bayko Parts in Packs" on the back page.
257 mm x 448 mm = 10.1 x 17.6 inches
 
May, 1963 - DINKY TOYS & CIRCUIT 24 Order Form
This large form was used by retailers to top up their stock BAYKO sets as part of the MECCANO range of products.
The form included MECCANO's address, on the reverse, as you can see, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
Front
Rear
Front of the May, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
Rear of the May, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
This side of the form allows the retailer to order Speedboats and DINKY as well as BAYKO sets.
This side lets the retailer to order CIRCUIT 24 and more DINKY as well as BAYKO retail packs.
Click on either of the images above to show the appropriate BAYKO section in more detail...
...if you do, you may notice, that the set prices had drifted up again from the previous form.
You might also notice that Plimpton era sets #0X and #1X were still available, over three and a half years after the takeover!
247 mm x 456 mm = 9.8 x 18.0 inches
 
June, 1963 - DINKY TOYS & CIRCUIT 24 Order Form
This large form was used by retailers to top up their stock BAYKO sets as part of the MECCANO range of products.
The form included MECCANO's address, on the reverse, as you can see, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
Front
Rear
Front of the June, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
Rear of the June, 1963 DINKY and CIRCUIT 24 order form
This side of the form allows the retailer to order Speedboats and DINKY as well as BAYKO sets.
This side lets the retailer to order CIRCUIT 24 and more DINKY.
The BAYKO entry is towards the top of the first column [left, upper]. If you slide your mouse over the image, it will highlight the BAYKO section.
Click on either of the images above to show the BAYKO section in more detail.
You might also notice that Plimpton era sets #0X and #1X were still available, over three and a half years after the takeover!
The "BAYKO Parts in Packs", so prominent on the rear of the May issue [above] are no longer included here.
This document is shown courtesy of Andrew Lance of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association
.
247 mm x 456 mm = 9.8 x 18.0 inches
 
February, 1964 - DINKY TOYS Order Form
Front of the February, 1964 DINKY and Speedboats order form
This document is dated February, 1964.
This large form was again used by retailers to top up their stock of part of the MECCANO standard range of products.
Sadly this single sided document carries no mention of BAYKO sets.
Perhaps I'm being paranoid, but it's not difficult to see this as an early signal of the decline of BAYKO.
I also own a copies of the December, 1964 and the January, 1965 DINKY TOYS Order Forms, and have seen a copy of the March, 1964 version. All are similarly devoid of any mention the world's first and finest plastic construction toy, fully supporting the decline theory.
This document is shown courtesy of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association.
 
January, 1965 - MECCANO Products Main Items Order Form
This large form was used by retailers to top up their stock of much of MECCANO's range of sets, including BAYKO sets.
The form is dated January, 1965 and was aimed at the U.K. market. Separate price lists are quoted as being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
The BAYKO section tops the second column. If you slide your mouse over the image [right] you will see it highlighted.
Clicking anywhere on the image, will launch a larger version of the BAYKO section.
This is yet another for the cock up theorists, as only set #15 is included with all four conversion sets. Given the February, 1966 form [below] includes the full range of BAYKO sets, I think it's difficult to argue against the cock up explanation.
The cock up theorists will gain further confidence from the fact that the form [immediately below], dated February, 1965 somehow has set #11 and set #14 added back to the list.
Perhaps we BAYKO nuts shouldn't take it too personally, the "NEW" PLAY-DOH range trebles between the same forms, clearly planning wasn't a key skill in the MECCANO family.
January 1965, MECCANO Products Main Items Order Form
278 mm x 355 mm = 11.0 x 13.9 inches
 
February, 1965 - MECCANO Products Main Items Order Form
February 1965, MECCANO Products Main Items Order Form
This form was for retailers to top up their stock of much of MECCANO's range of products, including BAYKO sets.
It is dated February, 1965 and was aimed at the U.K. market. Separate price lists are quoted as being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
The BAYKO section is at the top of the second column. Slide your mouse over the image [left] to see it highlighted.
If you click anywhere on the image, you can see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
Together with the January, 1965 form [above] we have a shining example for the cock up theorists, in that here sets #11 and #14 have been included, though not in the earlier form. Notice set #12 and set #13 are still missing and the "NEW" PLAY-DOH range has already trebled!
This form was sold on eBay as one of a set of four 1965, MECCANO products reorder forms.
Two of the other three also include BAYKO references...
278 mm x 355 mm = 11.0 x 13.9 inches
 
May, 1965 - MECCANO Main Items Order Form
Firstly, my apologies for the colour, but I wanted to highlight the fact that this form was actually just one side of a double-sided document. The other side of the document held an Accessories Order Form...
This image [right] is actually taken from a photocopy, so I can't give you any details, other than that the original must have been printed on quite thin paper as some of the printing on the reverse side had bled through sufficiently to show up on the copy.
An interesting detail is the announcement of the annual factory shutdown - "Works Holidays: 23rd July - 9th August", right at the top of this form.
The MECCANO / TRI-ANG attitude to BAYKO shines through in the section at the top of column two.  Move your mouse over the image [right] to highlight it.
The full range of conversion sets ["Accessory Outfits"] is still listed, but the list of BAYKO sets ["Outfits"] is restricted to set #11, set #14 and set #15.
Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
May, 1965 MECCANO Main Items Order Form
 
January, 1966 - MECCANO Standard Range Order Form
This document [right] is the January, 1966 [see top left hand corner] version of MECCANO's Standard Range Order Forms, which retailers could use to replenish their stocks of the entire product range.
The BAYKO section is in the middle of the form, spanning columns two to four. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section.
Perhaps not too surprisingly, the BAYKO section includes all five standard MECCANO era sets as well as all four conversion sets...
...though, perhaps less predictably, the full range of six BAYKO spare parts packs are also listed as still being available...
More surprisingly still, the BAYKO section also includes the set #15 model sheets which were available separately...
...they were to be sold to aspiring young modellers at -/3d each [1.25p].
Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
January, 1966 MECCANO Standard Range Order Form
This document is shown courtesy of Peter Hilton and Andrew Lance of the HORNBY Railway Collectors Association.
 
February, 1966 - MECCANO Standard Range Order Form
February, 1966 MECCANO Standard Range Order Form
This document [left] is the February, 1966 version of MECCANO's Standard Range Order Forms, which retailers could use to replenish their stocks of the entire product range.
The BAYKO section is in the middle of the form, spanning columns two to four. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section.
Perhaps not too surprisingly, the BAYKO section includes all five standard MECCANO era sets as well as all four conversion sets...
...though, perhaps less predictably, the full range of six BAYKO spare parts packs are also listed as still being available...
More surprisingly still, the BAYKO section also includes the set #15 model sheets which were available separately...
...they were to be sold to aspiring young modellers at -/3d each [1.25p].
Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
262 mm x 418 mm = 10.3 x 16.5 inches
 
September, 1966 - MECCANO Standard Range Order Form
This document [right] is the September, 1966 [see top left hand corner] version of MECCANO's Standard Range Order Forms, which retailers could use to replenish their stocks of the entire product range.
The BAYKO section is in the middle of the form, spanning columns two to four. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section.
Perhaps not too surprisingly, the BAYKO section still includes all five standard MECCANO era sets as well as all four conversion sets...
...though, perhaps less predictably, the full range of six BAYKO spare parts packs are also listed as still being available...
More surprisingly still, the BAYKO section also includes the set #15 model sheets which were available separately...
...they were to be sold to aspiring young modellers at -/3d each [1.25p].
Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
September, 1966 MECCANO Standard Range Order Form
This document is shown courtesy of Peter Hilton and Andrew Lance of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association
.
 
December, 1966 - MECCANO Standard Range Order Form
December, 1966 MECCANO Standard Range Order Form
This document [left] is the September, 1966 [see top left hand corner] version of MECCANO's Standard Range Order Forms, which retailers could use to replenish their stocks of the entire product range.
The BAYKO section is in the middle of the form, spanning columns two to four. Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the BAYKO section.
Perhaps not too surprisingly, the BAYKO section still includes all five standard MECCANO era sets as well as all four conversion sets...
...though, perhaps less predictably, the full range of six BAYKO spare parts packs are also listed as still being available...
More surprisingly still, the BAYKO section also includes the set #15 model sheets which were available separately...
...they were to be sold to aspiring young modellers at -/3d each [1.25p].
Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
This document is shown courtesy of Peter Hilton and Andrew Lance of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association.
 
1967 - MECCANO General Products Order Form
This unusually shaped form - almost square - was used by retailers to top up their stock of much of MECCANO's range, including BAYKO sets.
Sadly the form is undated, however, on the reverse, where MECCANO itself was detailed, they factory's summer closure dates, July 21st to August 7th, are mentioned. This surely identifies this document as being earlier than its near twin [below].
The BAYKO section is at the bottom of the first and second columns. If you slide your mouse over the image [right] you will see it highlighted.
Clicking anywhere on the image, will launch a larger version of the BAYKO section itself.
The contents still include details of the set #15 model leaflets, which further confirms that this document precedes the one below, where they have been dropped.
Like its successor, as pointed out by Andy Harris, this version also fails to offer MECCANO era BAYKO set #12, for some obscure reason.
I'll leave you to decide as to whether this is cock-up or conspiracy - or, in this case, carelessness!
1967, MECCANO General Products Order Form
This document is shown courtesy of Peter Hilton and Andrew Lance of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association.
 
September, 1967 - MECCANO General Products Order Form
September 1967, MECCANO General Products Order Form
This unusually shaped form - almost square - was used by retailers to top up their stock of much of MECCANO's range, including BAYKO sets.
The form is dated September, 1967 on the reverse, where MECCANO itself was detailed.
The BAYKO section is at the bottom of the second column. If you slide your mouse over the image [left] you will see it highlighted.
Clicking anywhere on the image, will launch a larger version of the BAYKO section itself.
This is a sad document, as well as being more than a little surprising...
...sad because it is the final document to mention BAYKO...
...surprising as almost the full range is still being offered!
In other words, retailers are being offered all the MECCANO era range of sets, apart from set #12 as Andy Harris noted, and conversion sets, plus the complete range of six spare parts packs.
I can't say whether the absence of set #12 means they'd run out, or are we in the realm of good, old fashioned cock up, again?
Based on the inconsistencies between the January and February, 1965 forms [above], I'm firmly in the latter camp!
258 mm x 285 mm = 10.2 x 11.2 inches
 
 
 
Section 3
Accessories Re-order Forms - 7 Examples
The forms below, all from the MECCANO era, were for the use of retailers to re-order stocks of spare parts across the range of MECCANO products. In the context of this site, they include BAYKO retail packs and literature.
I'm currently able to show three of these forms.
 
1961 - Accessories Order Form
This form was intended for use by retailers to top up their stock of a wide variety of items which support the MECCANO product range. As you may have noticed, unlike most of its successors, this document does not actually carry the title "Accessories Order Form".
It includes an entry for a BAYKO Folder roughly in the middle...
...slide your mouse over the image [right] to highlight it.
The form is dated 1961 but does not carry any more specific date information, which probably suggests that it applied for a comparatively open time period, perhaps the full year.
Click anywhere on the image to show a larger image of the BAYKO entry.
 
My thanks to Andrew Lance
of the H.R.C.A. for this image.
1961 Accessories Order Form
 
July, 1963 - Accessories Order Form
July, 1963 Accessories Order Form
This large form was intended for use by retailers to top up their stock of a wide variety of items which support the MECCANO product range. As you may have noticed, unlike its successors, this document does not actually carry the title "Accessories Order Form".
It includes entries for BAYKO Model Leaflets and Manuals just below half way down the front left hand column...
...slide your mouse over the image [left] to highlight them.
The form is date coded July, 1963 and does not carry specific date information, which may suggest that it applied for a comparatively open time period.
Click anywhere on the image to show a larger image of the BAYKO entry.
 
My thanks to Andrew Lance and Peter Hilton
of the H.R.C.A. for this image.
 
February, 1964 - Accessories Order Form
This large, double-sided form was used by retailers to top up their stock of a wide variety of items to support the MECCANO product range, though the title "Accessories Order Form" is a slightly misleading one.
It includes entries for BAYKO Model Leaflets, Manuals and Parts Retail Packs, at the bottom of the front left hand column...
...slide your mouse over the image [right] to highlight them.
The form is dated February, 1964.
Click anywhere on the image to show a larger image of the BAYKO entry.
An intriguing inclusion in this document is the availability of a dispenser for the "BAYKO Parts in Packs" : -
"A Dispenser will be supplied FREE on Loan against an initial order for 10 packs of each range - 60 packs in all. Nett Price £4/14/3, Purchase Tax £1/0/9, Total Price (Carriage Paid) £5/15/0."
There is a further, though slightly vague [in terms of exactly what is being purchased], reference to the availability of a similar arrangement for a Retail Cabinet for the purchase of "Selection of BAYKO Parts" costing "£13/1/8" : -
"An Initial Order for the above selection of BAYKO Parts will entitle you to one Polished Wood Three-Drawer Storage Cabinet Free on Loan."
...if only!!!
As usual, the form specifies that the prices do not apply to the Channel Islands or Eire.
My thanks to Andrew Lance and Peter Hilton
of the H.R.C.A. for this image.
February, 1964 Accessories Order Form
 
October, 1964 - Accessories Order Form
October, 1964 Accessories Order Form
This large, double-sided form was used by retailers to top up their stock of a wide variety of items to support the MECCANO product range, though the title "Accessories Order Form" is a slightly misleading one.
It hasn't changed much since the February, 1964 version [above] though, perhaps prophetically, BAYKO has begun to slip down the columns a little.
It is included here because the BAYKO Model Leaflets and Manuals are included on the front page, at the bottom of the left hand column...
...with Parts Retail Packs at the top of the second column...
...slide your mouse over the image [left] to highlight them.
The form is dated October, 1964 and was intended for the U.K. market. Interestingly it refers to separate price lists being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
Click anywhere on the image to show a larger image of both the BAYKO entries.
An intriguing inclusion in this document is the availability of a dispenser for the "BAYKO Parts in Packs" : -
"A Dispenser will be supplied FREE on Loan against an initial order for 10 packs of each range - 60 packs in all. Nett Price £4/14/3, Purchase Tax £1/0/9, Total Price (Carriage Paid) £5/15/0."
There is a further, though slightly vague [in terms of exactly what is being purchased], reference to the availability of a similar arrangement for a Retail Cabinet for the purchase of "Selection of BAYKO Parts" costing "£13/1/8" : -
"An Initial Order for the above selection of BAYKO Parts will entitle you to one Polished Wood Three-Drawer Storage Cabinet Free on Loan."
...if only!!!
My thanks to Andrew Lance and Peter Hilton
of the H.R.C.A. for this image.
273 mm x 456 mm = 10.7 x 18.0 inches
 
November, 1964 - Accessories Order Form
This large, double-sided form was used by retailers to top up their stock of a wide variety of items to support the MECCANO product range, though the title "Accessories Order Form" is a slightly misleading one.
It is included here because the BAYKO Model Leaflets and Manuals are included on the front page, at the bottom of the left hand column...
...with Parts Retail Packs at the top of the second column...
...slide your mouse over the image [right] to highlight them.
The form is dated November, 1964 and was intended for the U.K. market. Interestingly it refers to separate price lists being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
Click anywhere on the image to show a larger image of both the BAYKO entries.
An intriguing inclusion in this document is the availability of a dispenser for the "BAYKO Parts in Packs" : -
"A Dispenser will be supplied FREE on Loan against an initial order for 10 packs of each range - 60 packs in all. Nett Price £4/14/3, Purchase Tax £1/0/9, Total Price (Carriage Paid) £5/15/0."
There is a further, though slightly vague [in terms of exactly what is being purchased], reference to the availability of a similar arrangement for a Retail Cabinet for the purchase of "Selection of BAYKO Parts" costing "£13/1/8" : -
"An Initial Order for the above selection of BAYKO Parts will entitle you to one Polished Wood Three-Drawer Storage Cabinet Free on Loan."
...if only!!!
Thanks to Andrew Lance for this image.
November, 1964 Accessories Order Form
 
December, 1964 - Accessories Order Form
December, 1964 Accessories Order Form
This large, double-sided form was used by retailers to top up their stock of a wide variety of items to support the MECCANO product range, though the title "Accessories Order Form" is a slightly misleading one.
It is included here because the BAYKO Model Leaflets and Manuals are included on the front page, at the bottom of the left hand column...
...with Parts Retail Packs at the top of the second column...
...slide your mouse over the image [left] to highlight them.
The form is dated December, 1964 and was intended for the U.K. market. It refers to separate price lists being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
Click anywhere on the image to show a larger image of both the BAYKO entries.
Sadly the offers of "Free on Loan" dispensers for spare parts packs, and wooden Retail Cabinets, mentioned a month earlier [above] are no longer specified...
...though, I suppose, this doesn't necessarily mean they have been withdrawn.
Thanks to Andrew Lance for this image.
273 mm x 456 mm = 10.7 x 18.0 inches
 
January, 1965 - Accessories Order Form
This large, double-sided form was, again, used by retailers to top up their stock of a wide range of items to support the MECCANO products market, though the title "Accessories Order Form" is slightly misleading.
It is included here because the BAYKO Model Leaflets and Manuals are included on the front page, at the bottom of the left hand column...
...with Parts Retail Packs at the top of the second column...
...slide your mouse over the image [left] to highlight them.
The form is dated January, 1965 and was intended for the U.K. market. Interestingly it refers to separate price lists being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
Click anywhere on the image to show a larger image of both the BAYKO entries.
Sadly the offers of "Free on Loan" dispensers for spare parts packs, and wooden Retail Cabinets are again not specified...
...this doesn't mean they've actually been withdrawn...
...but it's starting to look more like it.
This form was sold on eBay as one of a set of four 1965, MECCANO products reorder forms.
Two of the other three documents also include references to BAYKO...
January, 1965 Accessories Order Form
273 mm x 456 mm = 10.7 x 18.0 inches
 
February, 1965 - Accessories Order Form
December, 1964 Accessories Order Form
This large, double-sided form [left] was used by retailers to top up their stock of a wide variety of items to support the MECCANO product range, though the title "Accessories Order Form" is a slightly misleading one.
It is included here because the BAYKO Model Leaflets and Manuals are included on the front page, at the bottom of the left hand column...
...with Parts Retail Packs at the top of the second column.
The form is dated February, 1965 and was intended for the U.K. market. It refers to separate price lists being available for the Channel Islands and Eire.
Click anywhere on the image to show a larger image of both the BAYKO entries.
Again the offers of "Free on Loan" dispensers for spare parts packs, and wooden Retail Cabinets, mentioned a couple of months earlier [above] are no longer specified...
...it looks like November 1964 was the end for these offers...
...still 'nil desperandum' at least the basic support was still there, even if the graffiti was on the wall - and growing!
270 mm x 454 mm = 10.6 x 17.9 inches
 
May, 1965 - Accessories Order Form
Firstly, my apologies for the colour, but I wanted to highlight the fact that this form was actually just one side of a double-sided document. The other side of the document held a Main Items Order Form...
This image [right] is actually taken from a photocopy, so I can't give you any details, other than that the original must have been printed on quite thin paper as some of the printing on the reverse side had bled through sufficiently to show up on the copy.
The MECCANO / TRI-ANG general attitude again shines through in that, although the BAYKO section is now at the top of column two, [move your mouse over the image [right] to highlight it] BAYKO also appears in the heading to column one, though the BAYKO entry has been moved away from there.
The only BAYKO related items included are the six set #15 model sheet and the universal manual at the top of the entry with the six Spare Parts packs below them.
Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
December, 1964 Accessories Order Form
 
 
 
Section 4
Sets and Parts Re-order Forms - 4 Examples
The forms below, two each from Plimpton and MECCANO, enabled retailers to order both sets and spare parts - as well as the BAYKO retail packs in the case of the later MECCANO one - to replenish their stock.
The information explored on this page relates to the document itself, an exploration of the contents details is covered on a separate page on Retail Display Cabinet Contents.
 
Plimpton Era BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Re-ordering Form
1955 to 1957 with 1958 Label
Dating of this form [right] relies on the date when we know that Plimpton moved into their Tabley Street premises in 1955...
...coupled with the date of release of the Ramps which I believe was in 1958.
This was a reorder form for both BAYKO sets and spare parts, enabling retailers to stock up.
The label draws the retailer's attention to the three items introduced since the original form was printed : -
Glazing Material
Ramps
T.V. Aerial
Label aside, this form is almost identical to the one below, except that there the additional parts info has migrated to the bottom left hand corner.
These forms effectively also act as a contents list for the spare Retail Display Cabinet.
If you would like more information on the use of these forms, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents...
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order form, with oversticker, from 1957 to 1958
209 mm x 307 = 8.2 x 12.4 inches
 
Plimpton Era BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Re-ordering Form -
1955 to 1957 with a 1958 Overprint
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order form from 1957 to 1958
This form [left] was used by retailers during the late 1950s to top up their stocks of the full range of BAYKO sets and spare parts.
When I first looked at this form, I thought that Plimpton had missed off Pinnacle Roofs, it turns out that they had just move the entry away from the entry for Pinnacle Platforms...
...a trial separation after twenty years?
As far as dating the form more accurately, the inclusion of Ramps and Glazing materials, albeit almost as an after-thought in red ink [bottom left of the image] suggests that the form would have been in use in 1958. However, the omission of the T.V. Aerial is a little confusing, as they had been introduced a couple of years earlier, this must have been an error. After that the Plimpton era Retail Display Packs would surely have been included.
These forms effectively also act as a contents list for the spare Retail Display Cabinet.
If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents...
209 mm x 307 = 8.2 x 12.4 inches
 
Plimpton Era BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1958
Dating of this form [right], for once, is relatively easy...
...it incorporates the recently introduced parts, the last of which, Ramps, were introduced in 1958...
...but doesn't mention Garage Doors, launched mid 1959.
Given the chaotic state of the business in 1959, it isn't certain that a replacement form, including the Garage Doors, was ever produced - I have never seen one.
This was a reorder form for both BAYKO sets and spare parts, enabling retailers to stock up.
Perhaps more importantly, beneath the conversion sets [upper right] the cartons of Accessory Packs are mentioned for the first time. Slide your mouse anywhere over the image [right] to highlight the Accessory Packs entry.
Label aside, this form is almost identical to the one below, except that there the additional parts info has migrated to the bottom left hand corner.
These forms effectively also act as a contents list for the spare Retail Display Cabinet.
If you would like more information on the use of this order forms, and its link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents...
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order form, 1958
216 mm x 338 = 8.5 x 13.3 inches
 
MECCANO Era BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1961
MECCANO BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Re-order form from 1961
This form dates from late 1960 or 1961, based on the comment that "Retail Price Control of old style BAYKO goods, was removed in October, 1960", and the lack of the set #15 etc, launched in August, 1962.
This form was used by retailers to top up their stocks of the full range of the [then] new range of BAYKO sets and spare parts.
One of the most noteworthy details here is that the cost, to the retailer, of a full cabinet of spare parts was £11/4/8 [£11.24]...
...not only that, but you could have "A three drawer polished wood storage cabinet is provided on loan with each selection" as well!
There is a self-evident link between this form and the BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents of the day. If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to these contents...
If you move your mouse over the image [left] you will see the reverse of the document which is a simple address label, it being intended that the form be folded and posted back to MECCANO without need for an envelope. Click anywhere on the image to see a larger version of the BAYKO section.
265 mm x 416 = 10.4 x 14.4 inches
 
1962 - MECCANO Era BAYKO Sets and Spare Parts Order Form
This form was used by retailers during the later MECCANO era to top up their stocks of the full range of BAYKO products.
Although not dated, the form refers to the new sets not being available until August, and we know from elsewhere that they were introduced in August, 1962 - so this form could, I suppose, date from late 1962, though mid year is more likely. This is further supported by the fact that the equivalent DINKY TOYS re-order forms, from October, 1962 onwards, added a product code to the section on "Bayko Parts in Packs", and there is none here.
Like the forms above, it includes MECCANO's address, on the reverse, as you can see, and was intended to be folded, have a stamp attached and be posted direct to MECCANO.
Front
Rear
Front of the MECCANO era BAYKO order form
Rear of the MECCANO era BAYKO order form
This side of the form enables the retailer to order BAYKO sets and spare parts.
This side lets the retailer order the 6 different BAYKO retail packs - newly introduced.
There is a key link between the parts quantities quoted on this form and the contents of MECCANO era BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents...
It is, again, noteworthy that the cost, to the retailer, of a full cabinet of spare parts was now £12. Whilst this represents an increase of a little over 7%, the Retail Cabinet contents had been increased to incorporate the newly launched parts, so it was still excellent value...
...and you still got your "Polished Wood Three-Drawer Storage Cabinet Free on Loan"!
263 mm x 416 = 10.35 x 16.4 inches
 
 
 
Section 5
Spare Parts Reorder Forms - 19 Examples
The tables below show details of BAYKO spare parts reorder forms...
...they were intended for use by BAYKO retailers.
Not surprisingly there are close links between these documents and the section on Retail Display Cabinets, after all retailers used these forms to refill their Cabinets didn't they!? The emphasis on this page is on the document itself, an exploration of the quantities, etc., is available in this section.
 
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1949 to 1950
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet 1949 to 1951
This sheet [left] was designed for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of Plimpton era spare parts.
The dating - as so often, there is no date code - comes from the range of parts that are included in the list, or, more accurately, from the dates of those which are not included.
The prices quoted on the form applied in the late 1940s, through to May, 1950.
 
If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents...
 
The circular logo in the top right hand corner of the form is the logo of the British Toy Manufacturers Association Ltd., of which Plimpton were clearly a member.
Click anywhere on the image [left] to show a larger image of the British Toy Manufacturers Association Ltd. Logo.
 
212 mm x 314 mm = 8.35 x 12.35 inches
 
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1951 to 1952
This sheet [right] was, again, designed for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of Plimpton era spare parts.
The dating conundrum - again there is no date code - is particularly difficult here : -
The parts prices quoted date from the late 1940s, and were changed in a price list date coded May 1950.
The Gate and Matching Balustrade sets, which were introduced in 1950, are included.
The leaflet includes Overprints for "Instruction Booklets" for set #4 [below] which arrived in 1951 at the earliest, with a price that prevailed in 1951 and 1952.
I can only conclude that the overprinted leaflet dates from 1951 or 1952 and that, for some reason, retailers were being sold spare parts at 1949 prices, as some form of incentive perhaps?
Both the overprint entries [below] can be seen as the bottom two entries in the right hand column.
If you can throw any light on this, I'd love to hear from you...
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet with 1951 overprint
BAYKO Stock Reorder Form 1951 Overptint section
210 mm x 269 mm = 8.25 x 10.6 inches
 
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1953 to 1954
1953 t0 1954 BAYKO Spare Parts Reorder Form
This sheet [right] was, again, designed for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of Plimpton era spare parts.
The dating - again there is no date code - has to be a compromise between two contradictory indicators : -
The 1949 spare parts prices still prevail, presumably for the reasons previously discussed.
Both "Instruction Booklets" are now offered at 1/6, a price which prevailed after 1952.
I can only conclude that this version post dates the one above, hence the 1953 to 1954 estimate.
Both the "Instruction Booklets" entries are at the bottom of the right hand column.
If you can offer any clarification on this, I'd love to hear from you...
If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents...
210 mm x 269 mm = 8.25 x 10.6 inches
 
BAYKO Export Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1953 to 1954
This sheet [right] was, again, designed for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of Plimpton era spare parts. However, there is a clear difference in that this particular form was intended for export use.
This form is 'living proof' not just that Plimpton had a thriving export BAYKO business, but also that some of it was clearly supplied directly from the U.K.
The quantities in this form are identical to those in the domestic form above, though the layout is different, not least because the prices have been removed.
If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents, click anywhere on the image [right], or...
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet1952 to 1955 - click here for further information
208 mm x 265 mm = 8.2 x 10.45 inches
 
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - June, 1964
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet June, 1964
This sheet [left] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of spare parts.
For once the dating here is simple - it says June 1964 in the top right hand corner!
This is the earliest MECCANO era Parts Order Form I've found so far. It is printed with green ink on white paper, which basically became the norm.
As well as prices, these forms also include the standard Parts Re-order Quantities. This links them directly to the BAYKO Retail Display Cabinets.
If you would like more information on the use of this type of form, and their link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents...
This document is shown courtesy of Peter Hilton and Andrew Lance of the
HORNBY Railway Collectors Association.
 
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1965
This sheet [right] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of spare parts.
For once the dating here is simple - it says 1965 in the top left hand corner!
I think this document quite nicely supports the theory that, between 1964 and 1967, MECCANO really adopted a minimum spend policy for BAYKO...
...this document is certainly never going to impress...
...but standard reorder forms exist from 1965, 6 & 7[below].
This form is incomplete, as well as being unimpressive, as several items have no specified order quantities. If you would like more information on the use of this type of form, and their link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents...
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet 1965
254 mm x 263 mm = 10.0 x 10.3 inches
 
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1965
1965 BAYKO Parts Reorder Form
This sheet [left] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of spare parts.
Dating is fairly simple - it is dated, within the printer's code, as November, 1954. However, it was sold on eBay as one of a set of four 1965, MECCANO products reorder forms, and I believe this to be the case.
Two of the other three documents also include references to BAYKO...
On the reverse of this BAYKO spare parts reorder form is another minor, document - a MECCANO spare parts list!
If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents...
267 mm x 254 mm = 10.5 x 10.0 inches
 
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1966
This sheet [right] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of spare parts.
My apologies for the poor legibility of this form, but the pale ink and small print are the causes, however, if you click anywhere on the form you can see a slightly larger image, which may help make it easier to read.
The 1966 dating here is simple - it says so on the reverse of this BAYKO spare parts order form where there is another, larger order form for a young whippersnapper of a product - MECCANO...
...so I suppose we can forgive the wasted acreage at the bottom of the form!
Note that the address for correspondence is MECCANO's legendary Binns Road, Liverpool, showing that, at least administratively, BAYKO was fully integrated following the takeover by Lines Brothers.
There's not much more to be said, as the form follows the tried and tested formula of earlier years.
It's reassuring to know that the prices remain unchanged from the previous year [above], and that the full range of parts was still available.
The form immediately below carries the same date and is essentially the same except for the addition of a Purchase Tax comment.
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet 1966
263 mm x 419 mm = 10.3 x 16.5 inches
 
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1966
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet 1966, with additional Purchase Tax comment
This sheet [left] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of spare parts.
It is almost identical to the form above, except that it has an extra paragraph at the bottom of the script, reading : -
PLEASE NOTE.-
Purchase Tax on the front of this Form
Should read 27½% and not 25% as shown.
Slide your mouse over the image to highlight the addition.
I think it's reasonable to assume that the previous form predates this one, given the above addition.
I think we can learn a little about typesetting costs - it must have been significantly cheaper to add two lines to a part-page than to alter the full block - hence this unwarranted intrusion into BAYKO space!
The 1966 dating is easy - it says so on the reverse of this BAYKO spare parts order form where there is another, larger form for a young whippersnapper of a product - MECCANO.
Note the address for correspondence is Binns Road, Liverpool, showing that, at least administratively, BAYKO was fully integrated after the Lines Brothers takeover.
There's not much more to be said, as the form follows the tried and tested formula of earlier years.
It's reassuring to know that the prices remain unchanged, and that the full range of parts was still available.
263 mm x 419 mm = 10.3 x 16.5 inches
 
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-ordering Form - 1967
This sheet [right] was designed, by MECCANO, for use by BAYKO retailers to replenish their stocks of Plimpton era spare parts.
The dating here is simple - on the reverse of this BAYKO spare parts reorder form is another, though clearly minor, document - a MECCANO spare parts list - which is dated 1967!
It's difficult, in my view to overstate the significance of this document...
...whilst it's just about conceivable that you might not remove BAYKO from a MECCANO general products price list - to avoid extra type-setting costs - actually going to the trouble of printing a spare parts reorder form such as this [right] really would be a luxury if you weren't actually selling the product!!! Clearly some form of BAYKO production continued until 1967.
If you would like more information on the use of this form, and it's link to BAYKO Retail Display Cabinet Contents...
BAYKO Spare Parts Re-order Sheet 1967
263 mm x 419 mm = 10.3 x 16.5 inches
 
 
 
 
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