Benbros Qualitoys

Farm Tractor and Roller

Benbros Qualitoys Farm Tractor and Roller

Variation 2: yellow frame, um rollers with type 4 Ferguson Tractor and green driver

One way of expanding the Farm Equipment range was to use the existing Ferguson Tractor and adapt a horse-drawn model so that it can be towed.

 

Among the dies which Benbros bought from Timpo Toys in 1951 was a Horse-drawn Roller. This they re-issued but later re-cast it for the Tractor & Roller model by curving the shafts together to join at the tip. The original seat was kept but there was no extra figure provided for it. Underneath the seat the 'Timpo' name was blanked out. 'Made in England' was cast under the frame. 

 

The Roller had a few different colour combinations, yellow frame with unpainted rollers, yellow frame with yellow rollers, or red frame with yellow rollers. 

The Tractor used was the orange type 3 Ferguson Tractor with blue wheels (without silver trim) or type 4 Tractor with thick blue wheels with silver centres. The driver for this model was usually green with pale-tan face/hand trim with black boots and hat, or, on variations with red & yellow rollers, the driver was dark blue with just face trim.

 

As with the several other Farm Equipment models, the Tractor & Roller was sold in a generic multi-model end-flap box with illustrations on all four sides. The yellow end-flaps stated 'Benbros Qualitoys' and at one end there was a blank panel for the model name 'Farm Tractor & Roller' to be stamped.

 

The model is hard to find, partly perhaps because there were no maker's identification on either the tractor or the roller.

Benbros Qualitoys Farm Tractor & Roller

Variation 2: yellow frame, um rollers with type 4 tractor & green driver

Benbros Qualitoys Tractor with Roller

 

Variations

All variations had a shared box with end-flap id.

 

1)  ORANGE tractor   BLUE pmw                 GREEN driver   YELLOW frame   UNPAINTED rollers

2)  ORANGE tractor   BLUE/SILVER pmw   GREEN driver   YELLOW frame   UNPAINTED rollers

 

3)  ORANGE tractor   BLUE pmw                 GREEN driver   YELLOW frame   YELLOW rollers

 

4) ORANGE tractor    BLUE pmw                 BLUE driver       RED frame          YELLOW rollers

Variation 4: red frame, yellow rollers, type 3 tractor, blue driver, Farm box

Benbros Qualitoys Farm Tractor & Roller

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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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