Benbros Qualitoys

Horse-Drawn Disc Harrow

Another of the ex-Timpo horse-drawn models was the Disc Harrow. When it appeared in the early 1950's it may have seemed a bit dated and not long afterwards Benbros adapted it to be towed by a tractor.

 

The frame and shafts were a single casting with a seat for the driver in the centre which the Disc Harrow shared with the Horse-drawn Roller. Under the seat, the previous Timpo name was blanked out and only 'Made in England' remained. There were nine unpainted discs, each individually cast, on a double-crimped axle.

 

Benbros painted the frame of the Horse-drawn Disc Harrow yellow and the land-girl driver was green or dark-green or black, usually with a black hat. The newly-cast horse was either brown in various shades or sometimes white, all with black trim.

 

Like several of the other horse-drawn models, there was probably no individual box for the Disc Harrow, it being sold instead from trade or 'counter' boxes containing several unboxed items.

 

As with the other horse-drawn ex-Timpo toys, the Benbros Disc Harrow is a rare model.

Benbros Qualitoys Horse-drawn Disc Harrow

 

YELLOW frame & shafts

UNPAINTED discs

GREEN or BLACK driver

BROWN or WHITE horse

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Abbreviations used on Nicholas Martin Diecast

   

  • umw - unpainted metal wheels

  • pmw - painted metal wheels

  • pw    - plastic wheels

  • gpw  - grey plastic wheels

  • spw  - silver plastic wheels

  • bpw  - black plastic wheels

  • um    - unpainted metal

  • id.     - maker's identification

 

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