Today we are excited to offer for sale a vintage English Dinky Toys diecast model refuse wagon! Dinky Toys was the brand name for a range of die-cast zamac zinc alloy miniature vehicles produced by Meccano Ltd. They were made in England from 1934 to 1979, at a factory in Binns Road in Liverpool. Dinky Toys were among the most popular diecast vehicles ever made.
This rare model dates to the 1950’s and is nicely crafted and detailed. This garbage truck, or refuse wagon in English terms, is painted a yellow-brown color with green rear door and side panels. The rear door lifts open to offer you a peek inside, and the side panels can be slid up to offer a more open view of the truck. Turn the crank on the side to raise or lower the body of the truck! This vehicle features a metal body and hard rubber wheels with red hubcaps. The bottom is stamped “Dinky Toys, Bedford, Meccano LTD” and “Made in England”.
Model presents well and is in very good vintage condition, with very minor wear/scuffing and patina commensurate with age and light play. This great and rare model will make a fine addition to any Dinky Toys or vintage vehicle collection…Fresh to the market!
Dimensions: 4-1/4″ in length, 1-7/8″ in depth, 1-1/2″ in height