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Horse-drawn Roller

photo Gary Galvin

The second model using the ex-Timpo frame & shafts was the Horse-drawn Roller. 

 

The square-style frame was a single casting with a central driver's seat under which the previous Timpo name was blanked out with just 'Made in England' remaining. It was always painted yellow. The unpainted roller was in fact two rollers together on a uniting axle. 

 

As with the Disc Harrow, which used the same frame, there was a green, dark-green or black driver with a black hat, and a brown or dark-brown or sometimes white horse with black trim.

 

There was probably no individual box for the Roller, it being sold unboxed from multi-model trade or 'counter' boxes. 

Benbros Qualitoys Horse-drawn Roller

 

YELLOW frame & shafts

UNPAINTED roller

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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Benbros Qualitoys Horse-drawn Roller