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1950’s Excavator but who made it

Postby tjlglass » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:41 pm

I’m thinking Condon but can’t find anything about it.
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Re: 1950’s Excavator but who made it

Postby Idris » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:45 am

I can see why you think it might be Condon. However, although the colour combination definitely points in that direction, I have doubts on two counts: i) the wheels are a different pattern to those used on the bus, and ii) this is more of a toy than a model.
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Re: 1950’s Excavator but who made it

Postby Maestro » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:20 pm

Very beautiful indeed Tim!

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Re: 1950’s Excavator but who made it

Postby tjlglass » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:42 pm

I can find very little on the net on this model but Gary thinks Benbros.
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Re: 1950’s Excavator but who made it

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:04 pm

I think it may be connected to 'KEMBO' or 'KEMLOW'. I have seen a similar crane in the same colours. Interesting to note the wheels looking like they are fitted for the purpose of running on railway track!

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Re: 1950’s Excavator but who made it

Postby Idris » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:16 am

Looks a bit crude for Kemlow(s) but, if it is, it'll be listed in the Illustated Kemlows Story.
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Re: 1950’s Excavator but who made it

Postby Idris » Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:27 am

GHOSTHUNTER wrote:Interesting to note the wheels looking like they are fitted for the purpose of running on railway track!


Good point, the implication being that the manufacturer has 'borrowed' them from a railway model (probably a steam locomotive). This in turn suggests a manufacturer with an extremely limited range of wheeled models at the time of manufacture.
The only railed vehicles I am aware of Condon manufacturing are those in the balast train set, and they have completely different wheels.
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Re: 1950’s Excavator but who made it

Postby MOKOSEX » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:25 pm

I checked my old bucket photos and came up with this photo(easier than finding the toy!),if i had to guess the maker i would say KAY,but thats only a guess
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Re: 1950’s Excavator but who made it

Postby Idris » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:29 pm

Interesting to note that the orange one has road (rather than rail) wheels.
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Re: 1950’s Excavator but who made it

Postby MOKOSEX » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:05 pm

Just found this on an ebay completed search,(i haven,t got this lol!)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Unboxed-Vinta ... 2094700786
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