Matchbox Major Pack: M9 Hendrickson Inter-State Double Freighter - Cooper Jarrett

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This model is the Matchbox Major Pack M9 Hendrickson Inter-state Double Freighter in blue and silver, Cooper-Jarrett livery. It comes packed in the original pictorial, yellow and blue "striker" style box.

The tractor unit is dark blue with the short gold horns (10.80mm long with an approximately 2mm recess at front of horn and no space between horn mounting and rear horn bulb) and green tinted glazing. There is no interior to the cab. The chassis on this model has braces in the first hole behind the cab and the other two chassis holes have rounded corners. At the front, the headlights and grille are painted silver and the upper part of the grille incorporates a rectangular cast panel that reads "RELAY". All other detail is cast (doors, handles, hinges, engine louvres, exhaust stacks, chassis petrol tanks, etc.) and painted in the body colour.

The model has no opening parts other than the trailer rear doors. The trailers themselves are painted silver and have dark blue rear doors. This version of the trailer has the smaller rectangular brace above the doors (1.0mm) and the earlier trailer interior without rivet pillar or pips. On the front of each trailer is a rectangular decal (yellow background with dark blue lettering) that reads "COOPER JARRETT, INC." on two lines. On each side of the trailer, inset into the shaped arrow and circle that is cast into the sides, is an arrow and circle shaped decal (in yellow with blue lettering) that reads "COOPER-JARRETT, INC." along the arrow shaft and above this, in the circle, is "Motor Freight Lines" on two lines and "Chicago" in the lower half of the circle. The decals read correctly left to right on both sides (Cooper at the arrow head on the left hand side and at the arrow flights on the right hand side).

The second trailer unit has its own separate bogey that is a single cast piece with two towing lugs, one to fit the rear of the trailer in front and the other to fit the front towing hole on the trailer, and is fitted with two axles each carrying two "twin" wheels. It is unmarked with manufacturer's name or country of origin details. This version of the bogey is painted in the dark blue body colour.

The front wheels on the tractor unit are single, smooth disc shaped, 12.33mm diameter, 45 tread, black plastic with "Lesney" "England" cast onto the "tyre" outside (smooth on the inner). The rear wheels are the same as on the trailers and bogey — 12.50 mm diameter, 45 tread, black plastic twin wheels (molded as a single unit with a 1mm groove to "separate" the tyres) and which have a deep recess in the wheel center in which can be seen the molded commercial style wheel hub pattern. The rear "tyres" are also marked "Lesney" "England" on the outside and are smooth on the inner side.

The baseplate of the tractor unit is held in place by a single machined rivet at the rear and a body locating lug at the front. It is marked "Hendrickson, Tractor, Major Pack No. 9, Made in, England, By, Lesney" on 7 lines. This is the early version WITH the single quotes around the word "Hendrickson". The baseplate on the trailers is a single piece casting (used on both trailers) that is shaped to represent the trailer chassis, strengthening struts, and rear suspension and axle housings. Openings have been cast at the front and rear to accommodate the towing pins. The front of the baseplate has "Made in England, By Lesney" cast on two lines above the front towing hole and "Inter-State, Double Freighter, Major Pack, NO 9" cast on 4 lines below the towing hole. It is held to the trailer body by two body locating lugs, front and rear.

The packaging for this item is a pictorial, yellow, blue and purple/brown "striker" style box with a large coloured drawing of the freighter on the face. Over this is ""Matchbox" Series" in red. Below it is "A Lesney Product" in black to the left and "Major, M-9, Pack" in black and blue to the right. On the outside edges of the face, outside the black rectangular edging strip, from top left in a clockwise direction, are "Regd. U.S. Pat. Off.", "Marca Registrada", "Made in England", and " "Matchbox" Regd. T.M. G.B. and Abroad" all in red lettering. One striker side is blue, the other is browny purple. The end panels are marked "M-9" in blue over "Inter-State Double Freighter" in red. The inner card liner is specially shaped so a raised platform is formed on the left hand side — this serves to hold the trailer and bogey from moving in the box and it is inscribed "M-9, Inter-State, Double, Freighter" on 4 lines in red lettering. Both the raised panel and the centre "shelf" are full height, i.e. they fill the full depth of the inner box.

Issued between 1962 and 1967.

Item: 3037


This model is the Matchbox Major Pack M9 Hendrickson Inter-state Double Freighter in blue and silver, Cooper-Jarrett livery. It comes packed in the original pictorial, yellow and blue "striker" style box.

The tractor unit is dark blue with the short gold horns (10.80mm long with an approximately 2mm recess at front of horn and no space between horn mounting and rear horn bulb) and green tinted glazing. There is no interior to the cab. The chassis on this model has braces in the first hole behind the cab and the other two chassis holes have rounded corners. At the front, the headlights and grille are painted silver and the upper part of the grille incorporates a rectangular cast panel that reads "RELAY". All other detail is cast (doors, handles, hinges, engine louvres, exhaust stacks, chassis petrol tanks, etc.) and painted in the body colour.

The model has no opening parts other than the trailer rear doors. The trailers themselves are painted silver and have dark blue rear doors. This version of the trailer has the smaller rectangular brace above the doors (1.0mm) and the earlier trailer interior without rivet pillar or pips. On the front of each trailer is a rectangular decal (yellow background with dark blue lettering) that reads "COOPER JARRETT, INC." on two lines. On each side of the trailer, inset into the shaped arrow and circle that is cast into the sides, is an arrow and circle shaped decal (in yellow with blue lettering) that reads "COOPER-JARRETT, INC." along the arrow shaft and above this, in the circle, is "Motor Freight Lines" on two lines and "Chicago" in the lower half of the circle. The decals read correctly left to right on both sides (Cooper at the arrow head on the left hand side and at the arrow flights on the right hand side).

The second trailer unit has its own separate bogey that is a single cast piece with two towing lugs, one to fit the rear of the trailer in front and the other to fit the front towing hole on the trailer, and is fitted with two axles each carrying two "twin" wheels. It is unmarked with manufacturer's name or country of origin details. This version of the bogey is painted in the dark blue body colour.

The front wheels on the tractor unit are single, smooth disc shaped, 12.33mm diameter, 45 tread, black plastic with "Lesney" "England" cast onto the "tyre" outside (smooth on the inner). The rear wheels are the same as on the trailers and bogey — 12.50 mm diameter, 45 tread, black plastic twin wheels (molded as a single unit with a 1mm groove to "separate" the tyres) and which have a deep recess in the wheel center in which can be seen the molded commercial style wheel hub pattern. The rear "tyres" are also marked "Lesney" "England" on the outside and are smooth on the inner side.

The baseplate of the tractor unit is held in place by a single machined rivet at the rear and a body locating lug at the front. It is marked "Hendrickson, Tractor, Major Pack No. 9, Made in, England, By, Lesney" on 7 lines. This is the later version without the single quotes around the word "Hendrickson". The baseplate on the trailers is a single piece casting (used on both trailers) that is shaped to represent the trailer chassis, strengthening struts, and rear suspension and axle housings. Openings have been cast at the front and rear to accommodate the towing pins. The front of the baseplate has "Made in England, By Lesney" cast on two lines above the front towing hole and "Inter-State, Double Freighter, Major Pack, NO 9" cast on 4 lines below the towing hole. It is held to the trailer body by two body locating lugs, front and rear.

The packaging for this item is a pictorial, yellow, blue and brown "striker" style box with a large coloured drawing of the freighter on the face. Over this is ""Matchbox" Series" in red. Below it is "A Lesney Product" in black to the left and "Major, M-9, Pack" in black and blue to the right. On the outside edges of the face, outside the black rectangular edging strip, from top left in a clockwise direction, are "Regd. U.S. Pat. Off.", "Marca Registrada", "Made in England", and " "Matchbox" Regd. T.M. G.B. and Abroad" all in red lettering. One striker side is blue, the other is browny purple. The end panels are marked "M-9" in blue over "Inter-State Double Freighter" in red. The inner card liner is specially shaped so a raised platform is formed on the left hand side — this serves to hold the trailer and bogey from moving in the box and it is inscribed "M-9, Inter-State, Double, Freighter" on 4 lines in red lettering. Both the raised panel and the centre "shelf" are full height, i.e. they fill the full depth of the inner box.

Issued between 1962 and 1967.

Item: 3028

 


This model is the Matchbox Major Pack M9 Hendrickson Inter-state Double Freighter in blue and silver, Cooper-Jarrett livery. It comes packed in the original pictorial, yellow and blue "striker" style box.

The tractor unit is dark blue with the short gold horns (10.80mm long with an approximately 2mm recess at front of horn and no space between horn mounting and rear horn bulb) and green tinted glazing. There is no interior to the cab. The chassis on this model has braces in the first hole behind the cab and the other two chassis holes have rounded corners. At the front, the headlights and grille are painted silver and the upper part of the grille incorporates a rectangular cast panel that reads "RELAY". All other detail is cast (doors, handles, hinges, engine louvres, exhaust stacks, chassis petrol tanks, etc.) and painted in the body colour.

The model has no opening parts other than the trailer rear doors. The trailers themselves are painted silver and have silver rear doors. On the front of each trailer is a rectangular decal (yellow background with dark blue lettering) that reads "COOPER JARRETT, INC." on two lines. On each side of the trailer, inset into the shaped arrow and circle that is cast into the sides, is an arrow and circle shaped decal (in yellow with blue lettering) that reads "COOPER-JARRETT, INC." along the arrow shaft and above this, in the circle, is "Motor Freight Lines" on two lines and "Chicago" in the lower half of the circle. The decals read correctly left to right on both sides (Cooper at the arrow head on the left hand side and at the arrow flights on the right hand side). The trailer casting has been modified to incorporate a round column at the inside front of the trailer above the new rivet used to fix the body to the base. Four triangular body locating lugs have been added midway along the trailer floor, presumably to stop the trailer sides from being pushed in and to assist the correct locating of the base for the riveting process.

The second trailer unit has its own separate bogey that is a single cast piece with two towing lugs, one to fit the rear of the trailer in front and the other to fit the front towing hole on the trailer, and is fitted with two axles each carrying two sets of twin wheels. It is unmarked with manufacturer's name or country of origin details. This version of the bogey is unpainted.

The front wheels on the tractor unit are single, 12.5 mm diameter, 40 tread, black plastic with no markings cast into the tyre and hub shape. The rear wheels are the same as on the trailers and bogey — 12.5 mm diameter, 40 tread, black plastic sets of two individual wheels (molded the same as the front wheels) and without the deep recess in the wheel center that can be seen on the earlier version of the model.

The baseplate of the tractor unit is held in place by a single machined rivet at the rear and a body locating lug at the front. It is marked "Hendrickson, Tractor, Major Pack No. 9, Made in, England, By, Lesney" on 7 lines. This is the later version without the single quotes around the word "Hendrickson". The baseplate on the trailers is a single piece casting (used on both trailers) that is shaped to represent the trailer chassis, strengthening struts, and rear suspension and axle housings. Openings have been cast at the front and rear to accommodate the towing pins. The front of the baseplate has been modified to accommodate the altered trailer body casting and introduction of the fixing rivet. "Made in, England, By Lesney" now appears cast on three lines to the right hand side just forward of the front towing hole and ""Matchbox", Major Pack, M-9" is cast on three lines to the left hand side, again just forward of the front towing hole. "Inter-State, Double Freighter" is now cast on two lines below the towing hole. The base is now held to the trailer body by a rear body locating lug and the new front rivet.

The packaging for this item is a pictorial, yellow, blue and brown "striker" style box with a smaller coloured drawing of the freighter on the face. Over this is ""Matchbox" Series" in red. Below it is "A Lesney Product" in black to the left and either side of the drawing is "Major, M-9, Pack" in black and blue. On the outside edges of the face, outside the black rectangular edging strip, from top left in a clockwise direction, are "Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.", "Marca Registrada", "Made in England", and " "Matchbox" Regd. T.M. G.B. & Abroad" all in red lettering. One striker side is blue, the other is browny purple. The end panels are marked "M-9" in blue over "Inter-State Double Freighter" in red. The inner card liner is specially shaped so a raised platform is formed on the left hand side — this serves to hold the trailer and bogey from moving in the box and it is inscribed "M-9, Inter-State, Double, Freighter" on 4 lines in red lettering. Both the raised panel and the centre "shelf" are full height, i.e. they fill the full depth of the inner box.

Issued between 1962 and 1967.

Item: 3003

 


This model is the Matchbox Major Pack M9 Hendrickson Inter-state Double Freighter in blue and grey, Cooper-Jarrett livery. It comes packed in the original pictorial, yellow and blue "striker" style box.

The tractor unit is dark blue with long gold horns (11.30mm long with an approximately 2mm recess at front of horn and 0.5mm gap between rear of horn mounting and rear horn bulb) and green tinted glazing. There is no interior to the cab. The chassis on this model has braces in the first holes behind the cab and the other two chassis holes have rounded corners. At the front, the headlights and grille are painted in silver and the upper part of the grille incorporates a rectangular cast panel that reads "RELAY". All other detail is cast (doors, handles, hinges, engine louvres, exhaust stacks, chassis petrol tanks, etc.) and painted in the body colour.

The model has no opening parts other than the trailer rear doors. The trailers themselves are painted GREY and have grey rear doors. On the front of each trailer is a rectangular decal (yellow background with blue lettering) that reads "COOPER JARRETT, INC." on two lines. On each side of the trailer, inset into the shaped arrow and circle that is cast into the sides, is an arrow and circle shaped decal (in yellow with blue lettering) that reads "COOPER-JARRETT, INC." along the arrow shaft and above this, in the circle, is "Motor Freight Lines" on two lines and "Chicago" in the lower half of the circle. The decals read correctly left to right on both sides (Cooper-Jarrett at the arrow head on the left hand side and at the arrow flights on the right hand side).

The second trailer unit has its own separate bogey that is a single cast piece with two towing lugs, one to fit the rear of the trailer in front and the other to fit the front towing hole on the trailer, and is fitted with two axles each carrying two twin wheels. It is unmarked with manufacturer's name or country of origin details. This version of the bogey is painted blue.

The front wheels on the tractor unit are single, 12.5 mm diameter, 40 tread, black plastic with no markings cast into the tyre and hub shape. The rear wheels are the same as on the trailers and bogey — 12.5 mm diameter, 40 tread, black plastic sets of two individual wheels (molded the same as the front wheels) and without the deep recess in the wheel center that can be seen on the earlier version of the model.

The baseplate of the tractor unit is held in place by a single machined rivet at the rear and a body locating lug at the front. It is marked "Hendrickson, Tractor, Major Pack No. 9, Made in, England, By, Lesney" on 7 lines. This is the later version without the single quotes around the word "Hendrickson". The baseplate on the trailers is a single piece casting (used on both trailers) that is shaped to represent the trailer chassis, strengthening struts, and rear suspension and axle housings. Openings have been cast at the front and rear to accommodate the towing pins. The front of the baseplate has been modified to accommodate the altered trailer body casting and introduction of the fixing rivet. "Made in, England, By Lesney" now appears cast on three lines to the right hand side just forward of the front towing hole and ""Matchbox", Major Pack, M-9" is cast on three lines to the left hand side, again just forward of the front towing hole. "Inter-State, Double Freighter" is now cast on two lines below the towing hole. The base is now held to the trailer body by a rear body locating lug and the new front rivet. Further modification of the trailer body ahs occurred at the same time as the introduction of the fixing rivet — 4 triangular pips have been cast into the trailer base, midway along the body, to assist with the location of the trailer body in its correct position.

The packaging for this item is a pictorial, yellow and blue "striker" style box with a much larger coloured drawing of the freighter with American style skyscrapers in the background on the face. Over this is ""Matchbox"" in red. Below it is "Inter State Double Freighter" (NOTE the lack of a hyphen as in previous descriptions of the model) in red lettering above "A Lesney Product" in black, both centred on the packaging. To either side of this is "M-9" in blue. On the outside edges of the face, outside the black rectangular edging strip, from top left in a clockwise direction, are "Regd. U.S. Pat. Off.", "Marca Registrada", "Made in England", and " "Matchbox" Regd. T.M. G.B. and Abroad" all in red lettering. Both striker sides are blue. The end panels are marked "Major Pack", "M-9", "Inter State Double Freighter" on three lines in red. The inner card liner is specially shaped so a raised platform is formed on the left hand side — this serves to hold the trailer and bogey from moving in the box and it is inscribed "M-9, Inter-State, Double, Freighter" on 4 lines in red lettering. In this case, the raised panel is only ⅔ height and the centre "shelf" is full height, i.e. the shelf fills the full depth of the inner box, but the raised panel does not. Finally, unlike earlier versions of the packaging which are plain inside, this version has a lead-free statement in four languages printed on the inside of the leading edge — "Model and package Lead Free" (see photos).

Issued between 1962 and 1967.

Item: 3038

 


This model is the Matchbox Major Pack M9 Hendrickson Inter-state Double Freighter in blue and silver, Cooper-Jarrett livery. It comes packed in the original pictorial, yellow and blue "striker" style box.

The tractor unit is dark blue with long gold horns (11.30mm long with an approximately 2mm recess at front of horn and 0.5mm gap between rear of horn mounting and rear horn bulb) and green tinted glazing. There is no interior to the cab. The chassis on this model has braces in the first holes behind the cab and the other two chassis holes have rounded corners. At the front, the headlights and grille are painted in the body colour (Dk Blue) and the upper part of the grille incorporates a rectangular cast panel that reads "RELAY". All other detail is cast (doors, handles, hinges, engine louvres, exhaust stacks, chassis petrol tanks, etc.) and painted in the body colour.

The model has no opening parts other than the trailer rear doors. The trailers themselves are painted silver and have silver rear doors. On the front of each trailer is a rectangular decal (ORANGE background with WHITE lettering) that reads "COOPER JARRETT, INC." on two lines. On each side of the trailer, inset into the shaped arrow and circle that is cast into the sides, is an arrow and circle shaped decal (in ORANGE with WHITE lettering) that reads "COOPER-JARRETT, INTERNATIONAL" along the arrow shaft and above this, in the circle around a stylised representation of the world, is "Division of" in the top half of the circle and "Cooper-Jarrett Inc" in the lower half of the circle. The decals read correctly left to right on both sides (Cooper-Jarrett at the arrow head on the left hand side and at the arrow flights on the right hand side).

The second trailer unit has its own separate bogey that is a single cast piece with two towing lugs, one to fit the rear of the trailer in front and the other to fit the front towing hole on the trailer, and is fitted with two axles each carrying two twin wheels. It is unmarked with manufacturer's name or country of origin details. This version of the bogey is unpainted.

The front wheels on the tractor unit are single, 11.38 mm diameter, 45 tread, black plastic with no markings cast into the tyre and hub shape. The rear wheels are the same as on the trailers and bogey — 12.50 mm diameter, 40 tread, black plastic sets of two individual wheels and without the deep recess in the wheel center that can be seen on the earlier version of the model.

The baseplate of the tractor unit is held in place by a single machined rivet at the rear and a body locating lug at the front. It is marked "Hendrickson, Tractor, Major Pack No. 9, Made in, England, By, Lesney" on 7 lines. This is the later version without the single quotes around the word "Hendrickson". The baseplate on the trailers is a single piece casting (used on both trailers) that is shaped to represent the trailer chassis, strengthening struts, and rear suspension and axle housings. Openings have been cast at the front and rear to accommodate the towing pins. The front of the baseplate has been modified to accommodate the altered trailer body casting and introduction of the fixing rivet. "Made in, England, By Lesney" now appears cast on three lines to the right hand side just forward of the front towing hole and ""Matchbox", Major Pack, M-9" is cast on three lines to the left hand side, again just forward of the front towing hole. "Inter-State, Double Freighter" is now cast on two lines below the towing hole. The base is now held to the trailer body by a rear body locating lug and the new front rivet. Further modification of the trailer body ahs occurred at the same time as the introduction of the fixing rivet — 4 triangular pips have been cast into the trailer base, midway along the body, to assist with the location of the trailer body in its correct position.

The packaging for this item is a pictorial, yellow and blue "striker" style box with a much larger coloured drawing of the freighter with American style skyscrapers in the background on the face. Over this is ""Matchbox"" in red. Below it is "Inter State Double Freighter" (NOTE the lack of a hyphen as in previous descriptions of the model) in red lettering above "A Lesney Product" in black, both centred on the packaging. To either side of this is "M-9" in blue. On the outside edges of the face, outside the black rectangular edging strip, from top left in a clockwise direction, are "Regd. U.S. Pat. Off.", "Marca Registrada", "Made in England", and " "Matchbox" Regd. T.M. G.B. and Abroad" all in red lettering. Both striker sides are blue. The end panels are marked "Major Pack", "M-9", "Inter State Double Freighter" on three lines in red. The inner card liner is specially shaped so a raised platform is formed on the left hand side — this serves to hold the trailer and bogey from moving in the box and it is inscribed "M-9, Inter-State, Double, Freighter" on 4 lines in red lettering. In this case, the raised panel is only ⅔ height and the centre "shelf" is full height, i.e. the shelf fills the full depth of the inner box, but the raised panel does not. Finally, unlike earlier versions of the packaging which are plain inside, this version has a lead-free statement in four languages printed on the inside of the leading edge — "Model and package Lead Free" (see photos).

Issued between 1962 and 1967.

Item: 3033