Tootsietoy International K5 Tractor Unit

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This is the Tootsietoy International K5 Tractor in red. This is part of an articulated tractor and trailer model.

It is a one piece casting with all detail such as bumpers, lights, body lines and trim, doors, etc. cast into the metal. At the front the bumper, grille and head lights would have been picked out in silver.

There is no glazing or base to the model. On the under-side the model carries the legend "Tootsietoy, Made In, U.S.A." cast on 3 lines under the bonnet.

All wheels are of a solid black rubber hub and tyre type. The flat head axles pass through the wheels and are held in place by passing through the body casting. The wheels are held apart by a metal tube so these axles may actually be pins, inserted from the outside of the body.

This casting was issued between 1947 and 1954. It has an approximate scale of 1:55.

Item: 0037