Benbros Qualitoys

Farm Tractor and Roller

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 type 3 Ferguson Tractor painted orange with blue wheels (without silver trim) and the driver for this model was usually green with black boots and tan face trim. 

 

As with the other Farm Equipment models, the Tractor & Roller was sold in the 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.

 

This model is hard to find, partly perhaps because there is no maker's identification.

Benbros Qualitoys Tractor with Roller

Variations

 

 

1)  ORANGE tractor   BLUE pmw   GREEN driver                  YELLOW frame   um rollers             shared box

 

2)  ORANGE tractor   BLUE pmw   GREEN driver                  YELLOW frame   YELLOW rollers   shared box

 

3) ORANGE tractor    BLUE pmw   GREEN or BLUE driver   RED frame           YELLOW rollers   shared box

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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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