Milk Cans with Truck (Hornby Series)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Milk Cans with Truck (Hornby Series)

Hornby Railway Accessories No2 - Milk Cans and Truck (1935 BHTMP).jpg (i)
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location:
Arch Four , Area 37
Hornby Wall (display)
Shelf 4

An early boxed example of what later became Dinky Toys No.2 - Milk Cans with Truck.

This example comes in a long, (snakeskin effect?) printed box with a white top label with colour printing that extends to the box edges.

Label

The label shows a colour picture of the truck and milkchurns outside a coloured section of station, with the rest of the background scenery rendered as faint lineart.

The text, in red, reads:

" MINIATURE MILK-CANS WITH TRUCK FOR TOY RAILWAYS "
" MANUFACTURED BY MECCANO LTD LIVERPOOL "

The box label has a "Hornby Series" logo or sticker in its bottom right corner, but doesn't mention either "Hornby Railway Accessories", or "Hornby Modelled Miniatures". It does, however, have a small number "2" in a circle in the bottom left corner, which presumably relates to it later becoming the "Number Two set" of those ranges.