Following his successful invention of hollow lead casting in 1893 William Britain Jnr. went on to form Britains Toy company in London which qucikly became synomynous for producing toy soldiers. After the war years Britains also branched into the diecast production of Military Vehicles which was expanded during the 1960's and following much success continued into the Agricultural range. In 1966 due to changes in health and safety laws the moulding of lead soldiers was closed down and production was forced into plastic . 1973 saw the reintroduction of metal figures from diecast and this continues today. Whilst he modern Britains production facility is based in China the hand-crafting and sculpting of original figures still contnues ensuring a qualtiy product finds its way to the market place.