Erie EV06 Packard Convertible (152mm)

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This model is the Erie (US) EV06 Packard Convertible in a polished metal finish. This is the largest of the issues at 152mm in length.

The model is a one-piece metal body, 152mm in length. It has been molded with representations of the grille, headlights, and bumper to the front, engine louvres and centre bonnet hinge, doors and running boards to the side, rear bumper, rear lights, dicky seat hatch and boot lid to the rear. A "folded" windscreen sits to the front of the driving position. There is no glazing. The interior of the model is represented by the cast seats, dashboard, and left hand drive steering wheel. This model casting has, I believe, been chrome plated rather than polished.

There is no base plate however the inside of the casting is marked with "ERIE, U.S.A." on two lines below the foot well, and "Parker, Erie" on two lines below the seat.

All wheels are of the solid, white rubber type, incorporating wheel and hub into one unit. They are fitted to steel axles which are held in place, at the rear, by the body and some small pinched clips and, at the front, by two cast columns pinched to hold the axle in place.

I do not know exactly when this item was issued but believe it to be circa 1936.

Item: 3689