Field Marshall Tractor (Dinky Toys 301)
Field Marshall Tractor (Dinky Toys 301)(i)
Arch Two , Area 21 |
Classic Dinky Toys (John Durrant Collection)
| Shelf 1
1953 - 1965
A red Field Marshall Tractor (Dinky Toys 301) with silver detail and driver. The tractor also has a large exhaust along the side of the engine. Originally numbered 27n, but later changed to 301. The model was manufactured in 1953-65.
The actual Field Marshall tractors were initially very hard work to start up, even required sticking burning saltpeter paper into the cylinder. Subsequent models were slightly less hard work.
Gainsborough based agricultural manufacturers Marshall, Sons & Co. produced this range of single cylinder tractors from 1945-57. The tractors actually outlasted their original manufacturers, who became defunct and merged with John Fowler & Co. (Leeds) Ltd in 1947, when the company was renamed Marshall-Fowler Ltd. However the Field Marshall’s name was never changed to indicate the company merger.