Dinky 036g-G-3 Taxi

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This model is the Dinky 36g-G-3 Taxi in Green and black.

The model features no opening parts, all features are cast into the body casting. At the front the headlights are picked out in silver (lenses) and green, the radiator is silver, and above the front windscreen is an all black "TAXI" sign. The sides show cast body lines and doors, the left hand side has an open luggage compartment with silver meter, and the right hand side a petrol cap. The rear has a cast spare wheel cover and small window in the passenger area. The interior is cast metal (actually part of the cast baseplate) and comprises the front luggage wall, driver's seat, steering wheel and dash board. There is no rear passenger seat or glazing on this model. The front and rear wheel arches, and running boards are also details molded into the body.

All wheels are of the shaped cast metal type - solid one piece cast metal hubs with a separate black "rubber" tyre on a steel crimped axle.

The base plate of this model is held in place by the axles. It carries the legend Dinky Toys at the centre top and "Made in England by Meccano Ltd." on two lines at the centre bottom. It also carries a representation of the engine sump, gearbox, drive shaft and rear differential.

This item was issued between 1937 and 1940, evidenced by the rear window opening which in later issues was not present. The taxis were sold in trade boxes and not individually packaged.

Item: 2917