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

7. Seal
courtesy Jim Bishop

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