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TOPIC: Solido Mercury.

Solido Mercury. 9 years, 5 months ago #1

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Interesting model.

As contemporary models, base was detachable (screwed).

You can add a clockwork motor. And you can transform it in open or closed version (I haven't got the erected hood plastic piece... )

Many body colors were available.

Scarce to find in this very near mint condition.









Issued in the 50's, but I don't know exactly when.

Seems to be 1/43.

Re: Solido Mercury. 9 years, 5 months ago #2

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Nice model and an interesting concept. Must have been nice to get as a kid, you could pull it to pieces and put it back together as much as you liked. Would have been expensive when new ?

It's a 1954 Mercury so we assume issued about then ?

Re: Solido Mercury. 9 years, 5 months ago #3

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Solido just loved those hexagon head screws. Good looking Merc too.

Re: Solido Mercury. 9 years, 5 months ago #4

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Yes, nice find and hopefully not too to expensive.

Re: Solido Mercury. 9 years, 5 months ago #5

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I wonder if Solido supplied the model with a tool?

Nowadays these type of odd-head screw tools are more readily (and cheaper by the dozen) available at your local hardware store. But I remember my old man reminiscing about the good old days when he had to order certain tools because it just wasn't available locally way back in the fifties through to the seventies. (usually he would have a colorful metaphor to match)
Last Edit: 9 years, 5 months ago by RVREVO.

Re: Solido Mercury. 9 years, 5 months ago #6

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That is an amazing piece!  Azema's book lists it as #191 and from 1955-1961. 

Re: Solido Mercury. 9 years, 5 months ago #7

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Thank you Karls.

I don't if it was expensive then. Then only tool I remind is the key for the motor. But I got some friends who have the other Solido key to (un)screw cars bases.
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