This is the early version of the 4F Tumbrel, cast in lead with a tinplate floor soldered onto the sides of the cart, with stub axles instead of the continuous steel axle which was introduced when production changed from lead to zinc alloy during the 1950s. The cart body has a removable tailboard, and may be tipped when a locking pin at the front is released. The cart is finished in grey with red headboard, shafts and wheels; I have not seen this colour scheme before, so I assume it has been repainted. There is a small hole in one side of the cart, for what reason I do not know.The removable metal raves are in original cream, which was one of the standard colours for early versions of this cart.
The hollow-cast lead horse is all original, in dark brown with white muzzle, blaze and socks, grey hooves, black mane and tail, tan harness, and black and gold collar and saddle. It is attached to the shafts by a metal pin running through its body, another feature of early versions.
This is a nice displayable example, just a few small chips and a small hole in one side, although it needs a Britains 505 Carter figure to complete the set.
Length exc raves: 140mm.
Approx Years: 1921 - c.195
Condition: Good, unboxed
Shipping Weight: 359g
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