Loud Speaker Van (Dinky Toys 492)

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Loud Speaker Van (Dinky Toys 492)

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Model 492
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Arch Two , Area 21
Classic Dinky Toys (John Durrant Collection)
Shelf 3

1948 - 1957

Dark blue loud speaker van with a two-way loudspeaker mounted on the roof, and a silver grille and black semi-circular wheelguards over the rear wheels. These were adapted castings of the Mini Van with a loudspeaker attached to the roof.

These vehicles were used for electioneering, public announcements, and possibly annoying unfriendly neighbours.

Made from 1948-1957, the toy was previously numbered 34c, and was renumbered to 492 from 1954.

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Dinky Toys No.492 - Loudspeaker Van (1950s image)