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This model is the Dinky 34b-F-1 Berliet Flat Truck in Red and Black livery with Grey container load. It comes in its original yellow card box and was produced in France.
At the front the grille, head lights, and parts of the bumper are cast into the body casting and mask sprayed silver. The wings carry side lights, in the main body colour, and are mask sprayed black as is the door step. The engine bay sides have cast louvres and the doors are cast into the cab sides, complete with handles and hinges. The chassis is cast with representations of the petrol tank and utility boxes. The rear deck is cast metal in Light Grey. It carries a cast metal container, in Dark Grey, that has a sliding rear door and a plated eye on the top. The container is located by slotting the 4 short legs into corresponding slots in the flat bed. At the rear of the deck is cast the black, painted, rear number plate (blank) and a small red tail light. The rear is also fitted with a black tinplate towing hook and spun spare tyre carrier.
There is no interior or glazing.
All wheels consist of cast metal hubs, in the body colour, and black rubber tyres fitted to steel axles.
The baseplate is black painted tinplate metal. It covers only the cab and engine area. At the front centre, parallel with, and forward of, the axle it has "Dinky Toys, Berliet" on two lines, and behind the axle it has ""34", Meccano on two lines. Cast on the rear chassis is the legend "Made in France", just forward of, and parallel to, the rear axle. The cab base is held in place by a single body locating lug at the front and two machined rivets at the rear.
This item was issued between 1956 and 1959 and comes with its original Yellow card box.