The Powerhouse acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the ancestral homelands upon which our museums are situated. We respect their Elders, past, present and future and recognise their continuous connection to Country.
85/1177-3 Toy, Matchbox Mercedes trailer, 'Transcontinental Haulage Co Phone 597 Telex 1543', to go with truck 85/1177-1, metal/plastic, made by Lesney, England, 1976. Click to enlarge.

Toy Matchbox TP-1 Mercedes trailer

    This is the Matchbox Mercedes trailer, with red and yellow 'Transcontinental Haulage Co.' livery and removable canopy, made by Lesney in England in 1976. It was sold separately or together with the Mercedes covered truck in the first of the Matchbox 75 "Two" Packs, TP-1, sets.

    The Mercedes trailer was first produced in 1967 as an addition to the Matchbox Mercedes truck, Model 1e, and was coloured green with an orange canopy. It was briefly produced as a metallic gold Superwheels version in …

    Summary

    Object No.

    85/1177-3

    Object Statement

    Toy, Matchbox Mercedes trailer, 'Transcontinental Haulage Co Phone 597 Telex 1543', to go with truck 85/1177-1, metal/plastic, made by Lesney, England, 1976

    Physical Description

    Trailer is of zinc alloy, red with superfast wheels. On base plate: "Mercedes Trailer".

    Dimensions

    Height

    24 mm

    Width

    30 mm

    Depth

    89 mm

    Cite this Object

    Harvard

    Toy Matchbox TP-1 Mercedes trailer 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 June 2022, <https://ma.as/24587>

    Wikipedia

    {{cite web |url=https://ma.as/24587 |title=Toy Matchbox TP-1 Mercedes trailer |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=25 June 2022 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}