Red Double Decker No177 Bus, Ovaltine, pre-war (Triang Minic)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Red Double Decker No177 Bus, Ovaltine, pre-war (Triang Minic)

Double Deck Bus, London Transport, Triang Minic (MinicCat 1937).jpg Catalogue image of almost the same bus (i)
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location:
Arch Three , Area 65
1930s Layout, central section, front

A red Tri-Ang MINIC clockwork pre-war double-decker No.177 bus, destination: Mitcham, with cream bands running horizontally across the upper deck of windows and roof, and the lower deck of windows, and white tyres. This example is rather rare.

Advertising

The bus has a large advert on the sides for Ovaltine, and a small advert for Bisto on its lower back.

Dating

As well as the white tyres (which tend to date a MINIC to the pre-war era if the tyres are original), the bus is also a darker red than the others on display (which look to be "Post Office red" or very close).