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ORIGINAL MECCANO DINKY TOYS FACTORY BOX ART 175 HILLMAN MINX SALOON + DRAWING
--29c and 290 Double Decker Bus (1938-63)
Dinky 582/982 Pullmore - Dark Blue Cab/Dark Blue Body
--62n Junkers Ju 90 Air Liner (1938-1941)
Been looking for some mechanical Horse pictures for another thread, and just found this and couldn't pass it by...
Very neat picture of the real thing......I have never seen that before! Lots of style there for sure.... Terry
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.