Blaw Knox bulldozer (Dinky Supertoys 561)

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Blaw Knox bulldozer (Dinky Supertoys 561)

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Arch Two , Area 21
Classic Dinky Toys (John Durrant Collection)
Shelf 1

Dinky Supertoys model 561, A large red Blaw Knox Bulldozer, with caterpillar "creeper" tracks and driver.

with original box:

"Made in England by Meccano Limited"

The model was introduced in 1949.

Meccano Magazine text

from January 1949, page 9:

This impressive model runs on creeper track and is fitted with a heavy framework carrying a bulldozer blade. The frame is correctly hinged at the rear, and the blade is lifted or lowered as desired by means of a lever. It is automatically locked in the raised position when the lever is pulled right back, so that the model can not only be used realistically for actual bulldozing in miniature with the blade lowered, but also can be run to the site where it is to work with its blade held well above the ground.

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