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91/341 Toy truck, 'Micro Models', Commer Tanker, made by Goodwood (Australia) Productions Pty Ltd, Australia, 1952-1961. Click to enlarge.

Toy truck of a Commer Tanker

Made
Between February 1952 and June 1961 Goodwood (Australia) Productions made range of zinc diecast scale model toy cars. These Micro Models effectively documented the Australian car manufacture industry featuring cars, trucks and specialist vehicles. The Museum has a complete range of the company's products that in effect provides a microcosm of motoring in Australia in the 1950s. Selling for between 55 cents and $1.25, they offered children an opportunity to play with vehicles they saw on the …

Summary

Object No.

91/341

Object Statement

Toy truck, 'Micro Models', Commer Tanker, made by Goodwood (Australia) Productions Pty Ltd, Australia, 1952-1961

Physical Description

Toy truck, 'Micro Models', Commer Tanker, made by Goodwood (Australia) Productions Pty Ltd, Australia, 1952-1961

Toy truck model of small Commer 'Ampol' tanker. Made in die-cast zinc with a three piece riveted construction. Finished with red, white and blue enamel and silver detailing. 'AMPOL' is stencilled onto the two sides of the tank in red enamel.

Marks

Stencilled along the side of tank in red enamel is the text 'AMPOL'. Pressed into metal underside is the text MICRO / COMMER / TANKER / GB / 22'

Dimensions

Height

45 mm

Width

45 mm

History

Notes

Purchased from the vendor's collection of 124 Micro Models. Originally owned by individual owners as toys.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1991

Acquisition Date

22 May 1991

Cite this Object

Harvard

Toy truck of a Commer Tanker 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 June 2021, <https://ma.as/116837>

Wikipedia

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This object is currently on display in Transport at the Museums Discovery Centre.