Fordson Major E27N Tractor (Britains 128F)
Fordson Major E27N Tractor (Britains 128F)(i)
Arch Two , Area 8 |
The Farm (display)
| Shelf 1
1945 - 1955
The Fordson model was produced by Britains in at least two version – with tyred wheels (128F) and spiked wheels (127F), and appeared in at least two boxed sets with additional accessories.
Although the tractor was not clockwork, it could be coupled to a trailer containing a clockwork motor.
Ford and Britains
Although not technically an authorised or promotional model, the 1958 catalogue says:
- "We are indebted to the Ford Motor Co., Ltd. for their assistance in producing these scale models"
, so it seems likely that Ford might have supplied Britains with plans for the tractor on request, and probably also supplied plans to other toymakers interested in making model tractors (the very nice 1:16-scale Chad Valley model being a likely candidate).
- Fordson Major E27N Tractor (Chad Valley) – 1:16 scale, twice the size of the Britains model