Flying Scotsman locomotive biscuit tin LNER 4472 (Crawfords Biscuits)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Flying Scotsman locomotive biscuit tin LNER 4472 (Crawfords Biscuits)

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location:
Arch Two , Area 9
Biscuit Tins (display)
Shelf 3

A surprisingly accurate large green lithographed tinplate Flying Scotsman LNER 4472 biscuit tin floor toy, around ~40cm long, made by William Crawford.

The locomotive has an open-topped tender (for displaying biscuitty fuel) and embossed and lithographed detailing, and the front smokebox door hinges forwards and down to open for refilling. Online auction listings suggest that the tender would originally have included a lid.

Although the side wheels are tinprinted, a small pair of protruding axles at the front and back reveal the existence of a real pair of wheels hiding behind the tinplate at the very front and very back.

This exhibit is from the collection of Sarah Leather


Flying Scotsman biscuit tin, boiler side
Flying Scotsman biscuit tin, tender detail showing working pair of rearmost wheels

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