Express Window Service Motorcycle
The Window Service Motorcycle was the final model which Benbros issued in the Qualitoys range. It made use of the type 2 motorcycle casting from the AA, RAC and solo models but had a new sidecar added along with extra accessories.
Features of the motorcycle included moveable forks, 'TTC 147' on both front and rear number-plates, and 'Made in England' cast underneath. For the Window Cleaner model, it was painted black with just a little silver trim on the headlight. The unpainted metal wheels were spoked and had black rubber tyres.
Unlike the earlier sidecar models, the Window Service model had a sidecar with no lid, and the front was flat with 'Window Cleaning Service' cast on a raised panel. It was fixed to the motorcycle using the rear axle and at the front with a pin through the engine of the bike. The colour was a dark beige or pale creamy-brown and it was painted inside and out including the mudguard.
Several early Benbros models were issued with extra accessories and so it was interesting that their last model also came with them, in this case a red plastic ladder and an unpainted metal bucket. The window cleaner himself was a dark-blue plastic figure with tan face, white hair and a scarf.
For the Window Cleaner, Benbros produced a box with four different illustrations on the sides in fairly muted colours and showing, interestingly, a red motorcycle. 'Qualitoy Benbros' was printed on the decorated end-flaps and various writing was added to the pictures including 'Scale Model' and 'Express Window Service'.
This final Qualitoys issue is a rare model and to find one with accessories and box is very rare.
Benbros Qualitoy Window Service Motorcycle
BLACK m'cycle 'TTC 147'
RED plastic ladder