Dinky Toys #451
Dinky Toys #451 JOHNSTON ROAD SWEEPER
The JOHNSTON ROAD SWEEPER is in Excellent Played with Condition, please see our full condition description in the grading tab.
Dinky Toys is the brand name for a range of diecast zamac zinc alloy miniature vehicles produced by Meccano Ltd. Made in England from 1934 to 1979, at a factory on Binns Road in Liverpool. Dinky Toys were among the most popular diecast vehicles ever made. They pre-dated other popular diecast marques, including Corgi, Matchbox and Mattel’s Hot Wheels.
Frank Hornby established Meccano Ltd. in 1908 to make metal construction sets. The company later moved into model railroading with their first O gauge clockwork trains appearing in 1920.
In the early 1930s, Meccano had made many types of tin plate and other metal cars, like its Morgan and BSA three-wheelers, in mostly kit form. In 1933, Meccano Ltd issued a series of railway and trackside accessories to complement their O scale Hornby Trains model train sets. These accessories were first called “Hornby Modelled Miniatures”, but in the April 1934 issue of Meccano Magazine it named them “Meccano Dinky Toys” and for the first time in August 1935, the marque became DINKY TOYS until 1971.
One story is that the “Dinky” name came from a nickname that a friend gave to Frank Hornby’s daughter. Another version is when one of Frank’s daughters-in-law first saw the models, she called them “dinky”, a Scottish word meaning neat or fine.
This item is Dinky Toys #451 JOHNSTON ROAD SWEEPER
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