DCMT - Crescent Fire Engine

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This model is the DCMT Crescent Fire Engine. This model was released some time in 1948-1949.

This model consists of a single piece body casting painted red, and a tin ladder. It should also have ladder extensions, three firemen, and a rear mounted winding mechanism. This particular model has been modified by the addition of a metal wire rod that fits into the front bumper and holds the spring loaded ladder in place in the "down" position.

At the front is a cast grille, headlights, bumper, and bonnet. The sides have cast louvres at the side of the engine compartment, side lights cast on the front wheel arches, body trim lines and toolboxes, running boards, rear wheel arches and a fire extinguisher on the left hand side. The rear has little detail apart from cast foot plates. Mounted on top of the rear bed is a turntable style ladder mechanism, which is cast into the body casting and so does not turn, and a tin ladder. The rear winding mechanism is missing. There are cast front seats, behind which is an equipment locker with gold painted bell on top.

On a complete model there would be tin ladder extensions and a climbing fireman. The ladder would be held in place by means of a string running from the front bumper, through the ladder, and wound onto the rear reel. [See below]

All wheels are black plastic, "hub and tyre" style mounted on steel axles that have been crimped on both ends. The axles are held in place by being pinch-clamped to pillars that protrude down from the under side of the body casting.

There is no base on the model, but the underside of the body casting, below the rear deck, is marked "DCMT - CRESCENT" to the top, "Made in England" to the middle, and "Pat. App'd" to the bottom.

I am not certain when this item was released but believe it to have been late 1948 as it appears in Crescent catalogues in 1949. Crescent marketed DCMT toy range for them. This item was shown in Crescent records as item 1221, while DCMT's records listed it as 104.

Item: 4570

 


This model is the DCMT Crescent Fire Engine. This model was released some time in 1948-1949.

This model consists of a single piece body casting painted red, and a tin ladder. It should also have ladder extensions, three firemen, and a rear mounted winding mechanism. This particular model has been modified by the addition of a metal wire rod that fits into the front bumper and holds the spring loaded ladder in place in the "down" position.

At the front is a cast grille, headlights, bumper, and bonnet. The sides have cast louvres at the side of the engine compartment, side lights cast on the front wheel arches, body trim lines and toolboxes, running boards, rear wheel arches and a fire extinguisher on the left hand side. The rear has little detail apart from cast foot plates. Mounted on top of the rear bed is a turntable style ladder mechanism, which is cast into the body casting and so does not turn, and a tin ladder. The rear winding mechanism is complete with handle and string. There are cast front seats, behind which is an equipment locker with gold painted bell on top.

On a complete model there would be tin ladder extensions and a climbing fireman. The ladder would be held in place by means of the string running from the front bumper, through the ladder, and wound onto the rear reel. [See above]

All wheels are black plastic, "hub and tyre" style mounted on steel axles that have been crimped on both ends. The axles are held in place by being pinch-clamped to pillars that protrude down from the under side of the body casting.

There is no base on the model, but the underside of the body casting, below the rear deck, is marked "DCMT - CRESCENT" to the top, "Made in England" to the  middle, and "Pat. App'd" to the bottom.

I am not certain when this item was released but believe it to have been late 1948 as it appears in Crescent catalogues in 1949. Crescent marketed DCMT toy range for them. This item was shown in Crescent records as item 1221, while DCMT's records listed it as 104.

Item: 4595