The French Dinky Toys 25o Camion Laitier (Studebaker milk truck) is not yet mentioned in this forum. That's why I bring this model to the attention now.
First I show some pictures of my DT catagues collection and at the end I show the pictures of the real model 25o that I bought.
It appeared for the first time in 1949 in the French DT catalogue, in 1951 in the Dutch and around 1954 as an additional leaflet in the USA catalogue. It's a very lovely model.
1949 French Dinky Toys catalogue
1951 Dutch Dinky Toys catalogue with French 25o
1954 Dinky Toys additional leaflet USA with French 25o
I have lived between two farms in the North of The Netherlands and that's the reason why I collect most farm-related models. I always try to get the first edition of a model and did not want to buy a reproduction of Atlas editions, although these are much cheaper.
According to Roulet my French 25o model must be a first edition. It was issued with a unique red cardboard luxury box in French style in which you can store the car like a garage. On the lid is a unique triangular label with the model number of Dinky Toys Meccano.
1950 French Dinky Toys catalogue with coffret de luxe 25o Camion Laitier
This early model was issued april 1949 with black painted total metal wheels !!! and the gap on the left side before the crank of a tipper was in this early version closed with a plate !!! (Just visable on the pictures of the 1949 French and 1951 Dutch Dinky Toys catalogue).
1949 French Meccano catalogue with 25o close up. You see clearly the plate in the gap.
Roulet unfortunately does not show pictures of model 25o with a closed gap on the left side of the truck. Do members perhaps have a picture of this model with closed gap? Remarkable that my model does not have the usual plate to close the gap of the crank on the left side, while it does have the black painted metal wheels. Is my 25o with open gap perhaps a new variation of this early model? The 1953 French and Dutch DT catalogue shows the 25o with an open gap on the left side. I am absolutely not a specialist in this field.
Who can tell more about the specifics and variations of this model?
I have also added some beautiful graphic drawings out of my French Meccano and Dinky Toys catalogues collection.
Jan Oldenhuis (703)
1953 French Dinky Toys catalogue with 25o and 25m
1953 Dutch Dinky Toys catalogue with French 25o
A beautiful graphic drawing in the very rare 1951 French Meccano leaflet with Dinky Toys
An other graphic drawing in the same very rare 1951 French Meccano leaflet with Dinky Toys
Family of the real one - 1947 Studebaker M16 Heavy Duty Truck.