Toy aircraft, Dinky Cierva Autogiro (60f), Dinky Toys, metal, made by Meccano Ltd, Liverpool, England, 1934-1936, used by the Wyatt family in Tasmania and Roseville, New South Wales, Australia, 1935-1965

Made 1934-1936

This is a Dinky Cierva Autogiro toy aircraft. The full-size Autogiro was designed by Don Juan de la Cierva and achieved limited success as a sporting aircraft. The toy is from a small collection of 16 pre-Second World War Dinky vehicles which illustrate design and production at a time when Dinky Toys were the market leaders in die-cast toy vehicles. The toys were made in Liverpool, England, by Meccano Ltd between 1934 and 1940 and collected and owned by Richard Wyatt as a boy in Tasmania before ...

Summary

2008/158/1-13
Toy Cierva Autogiro made from die-cast metal and finished in gold paintwork with blue tin-plate rotors. The toy is representative of a full-size wingless Autogiro, the forerunner of the helicopter, which derived lift and control through three rotor blades.

Dimensions

32 mm
65 mm

Production

1934-1936

Cite this Object

Toy aircraft, Dinky Cierva Autogiro (60f), Dinky Toys, metal, made by Meccano Ltd, Liverpool, England, 1934-1936, used by the Wyatt family in Tasmania and Roseville, New South Wales, Australia, 1935-1965 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 November 2017, <https://ma.as/405368>
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