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--31 Holland Coachcraft Van (1935-36)

Hi all,
Been looking for some mechanical Horse pictures for another thread, and just found this and couldn't pass it by...

Chris Warr

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Very neat picture of the real thing......I have never seen that before! Lots of style there for sure....
Terry

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Although the streamlined "teardrop" styling fashion of the 1930's may not have been entirely practical in terms of reduced carrying capacity, it certainly was stylish and a good advertising tool. Castlebank was a large commercial laundry  and dyeworks company near Glasgow, and had a sizeable fleet of vans and lorries of similar design. A London company, Collars Limited, also had at least one. The photo is of a model I made, based on a whitemetal copy of the Dinky toy Holland Coachcraft Van. Interestingly, Holland Coachcraft did not actually build any of these vans, they were built by a variety of local coachbuilders who paid Hollands for rights to use the design.

Kevin.