Dinky 514-G-1 Guy Otter Van "Slumberland"

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This model is the Dinky 514-G-1 Guy Otter Van in Red "Slumberland" livery.

The model features a red cast metal cab and chassis with a separate red cast metal rear body with opening doors and black tin base. The grille and headlights are picked out in silver paint and there is no glazing in the windows. The rear body is red with "Slumberland Regd, Spring Interior, Mattresses" in Gold and black to the front of the left rear body and "Slumberland Ltd, By Appointment [Royal Crest] Bedding Manufacturers, To H.M. The King" on three lines to the rear. This pattern is reversed on the right hand rear of the body. A "Slumberland Regd" wave logo is on the rear body above the cab roof.

All wheels consist of black rubber tyres on red painted, ridged, cast  hubs fitted to steel axles. The axles are held in place by type 1 tin brackets. There is a spare wheel on the chassis.

The tin base plate is unmarked and covers the cab area only. It is fixed by means of folded tin tabs. The remainder of the "base plate" is actually the chassis casting and it is red painted metal with Dinky Supertoys in the middle followed by "GUY". Forward of this, in a separate panel, is "Made in England" on line one followed by "Meccano Ltd" on line two. It is fixed through the use of machined rivets.

This model was issued between 1949 and 1952.

Item: 3709