Luton Transport Van (Tri-ang Minic 24M)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Luton Transport Van (Tri-ang Minic 24M)

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Arch Three , Area 1
1930s Model Railway Layout


A clockwork Luton Transport Van made by Tri-ang as part of the Minic vehicles range, model number 24M.

Has a red cab, green body, and black tyres.

1937 catalog image, Luton Transport Van Minic 24M

Luton vans

The "Luton" style of van body was associated with the town of Luton, Bedfordshire, which had a significant straw hat-making industry. The need to transport large numbers of bulky-but-light straw hats led to the creation of van bodies with these distinctive upper sections that jutted forward above the cab, creating additional room for transporting these sorts of lightweight products.

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