Ken Townsend
photo © Terry Hulf

 

The Humorous World of

 

Tiles – Menagerie

The Gorilla and a new Cockerel tile have now been added.

According to the price list, August 1979, the number of different animals was 25. The original numbers are now included with the corresponding tile. However, this does not include the second Cockerel (facing left, with yellow comb) or the Whale. It is assumed these are earlier, or later, additions. Other tiles demonstrate variations to the pattern, or design (see the Hedgehog and Robin, for example). This was probably caused by the silk-screens being changed over time, modification to the design, or different applications of the enamels.

Kenneth Townsend - Spikey Cat

Kenneth Townsend - Cheshire Cat Kenneth Townsend - Cock
18. Spikey Cat
© Pip Harris
24. Cheshire Cat
© Pip Harris
6. Cockerel (Design Centre label)
© Jim Bishop
Kenneth Townsend - Cow Kenneth Townsend - Cow Kenneth Townsend - Donkey
#. Cockerel 2 *new*
© Simon Curtis
10. Cow
© David Encill
12. Donkey
© Zena Corrigan
Kenneth Townsend - Elephant Kenneth Townsend - Elk Kenneth Townsend - Fish
20. Elephant
© Jim Bishop
15. Elk
© David Encill
11. Fish (Design Centre label)
© Jim Bishop
Kenneth Townsend - Fox Kenneth Townsend - Frog
1. Fox
© Jim Bishop
21. Frog
© Jim Bishop
13. Gorilla *new*
© Simon Curtis
Kenneth Townsend - Hedgehog 1 Kenneth Townsend - Hedgehog 2 Kenneth Townsend - Hedgehog
23. Hedgehog 1
© Pip Harris
23. Hedgehog 2 (earlier?)
© Zena Corrigan
4. Hedgehog (head-on)
© Jim Bishop
Kenneth Townsend - Hen    
2. Hen (looking left)    
Kenneth Townsend - Lion sad Kenneth Townsend - Lion Kenneth Townsend - Lion King
16. Lion (sad, earlier?)
© Jim Bishop
16. Lion (the basis for Felix)
© Zena Corrigan
25. British Lion
© Jim Bishop
Kenneth Townsend - Mouse Kenneth Townsend - Owl Kenneth Townsend - Pelican
19. Mouse
© Zena Corrigan
3. Owl
The Owl was Ken's favourite animal!
© Zena Corrigan
17. Pelican
© Jim Bishop
Kenneth Townsend - Pig Kenneth Townsend - Ram  
9. Pig
© Pip Harris
22. Ram (Design Centre label)
© Jim Bishop
 
Kenneth Townsend - Robin Kenneth Townsend - Robin Kenneth Townsend - Seahorse
14. Robin 1 (Design Centre label)
© Jim Bishop
14. Robin 2 (earlier?)
© Jim Bishop
5. Seahorse
© Jim Bishop
Kenneth Townsend - Seal Kenneth Townsend - Tiger Earlier Tiger tile

7. Seal
© Jim Bishop

8. Tiger
© Zena Corrigan
8. Tiger (early version?)
Also noted with new fitment
© Leon Collyer
    Kenneth Townsend - Whale
    #. Whale
© Jim Bishop
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