Pressed Steel vehicle identification
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TOPIC: Pressed Steel vehicle identification

Pressed Steel vehicle identification 2 years, 6 months ago #1

Fresh Boarder
Morning all.  First post, and greetings from Scotland!


This vehicle is owned by a friend, and all I have is the photos below.  It looks more US than UK in style, and the body appears to be pressed steel, with a tinplate radiator grill and headlights, and wooden wheels.  The motor looks to be friction drive or push and go, rather than wind up/clockwork.


Size is roughly Dinky Toy, so very approximately 1/43 or thereabouts - those trains in the background are Marx 0 gauge tinplate.


Any thoughts on age or manufacturer?  Wyandotte?  Marx? 


Thank you, Graeme


 










Re: Pressed Steel vehicle identification 2 years, 6 months ago #2

Platinum Boarder
Hello Graeme, welcome to the forum, one of the cosiest places to be and discuss toys and models of all nature!


Love the little tinplate Van and as I tend to specialise in tinplate toys research, thought I would put my thoughts about here for you.


That type of construction around the wheels with folded/butted joins in the fenders hiding the axle-ends, is often attibuted to Wyandotte, there seem to be other vehicles in the range made exactly the same way.


The Marx connection does not start until around 1956 when they aquired parts of the AMP (All Metal Products), company and then the axle-ends protrude through small holes in the fenders.


Even in the condition shown in the picture this could be a rewarding item Monetary wise!


Thank's for bringing this to the forum.


Rollerman.
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Re: Pressed Steel vehicle identification 2 years, 6 months ago #3

Fresh Boarder
Excellent.  Thank you for the welcome, and the information.  My fried will be pleased to identify his model.


Graeme

Re: Pressed Steel vehicle identification 2 years, 6 months ago #4

Platinum Boarder
My pleasure.


Rollerman.

Re: Pressed Steel vehicle identification 2 years, 6 months ago #5

Platinum Boarder
you rock Rollerman

Re: Pressed Steel vehicle identification 2 years, 6 months ago #6

Moderator
Hello Graeme, I don't collect tinplate toys or trains, but I shall follow this topic closely. Let the photos come....

Re: Pressed Steel vehicle identification 2 years, 5 months ago #7

Platinum Boarder
There you go, Graeme, answers right away. Just as I said on the other forum, there are very knowledgable people here who can probably answer your questions. You will make that member on TCC very happy now.
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