Leslie Henry M57C-4 Oil Tanker - Gulf (Large)

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This is the Leslie Henry M57C-4 Oil Tanker in orange Gulf livery. It is 150mm long, 50mm wide and 53mm high. It has been identified as a Leslie Henry rather than a Londontoy model due to the lack of country of origin and manufacturer's details on the underside of the casting, most Londontoys having both.

It is a one piece casting, using borrowed or leased dies from the Canadian Londontoy company, with all detail such as bumpers, lights, body lines and trim, etc. cast into the metal. Each side of the tanker carries a horizontal, single line, blue "Gulf" decal and the rear carries another decal with the distinctive Gulf logo.. This version has FOUR caps cast on the top of the rear tank.

There is no interior or glazing on the model.

Leslie Henry issued these models without the additional chassis and bumper unit which is one of the only ways to differentiate the Leslie Henry toys from those produced by Londontoy which did not have a separate chassis. The underside of the casting is also devoid of the Londontoy mark and country of origin detail. The mold number "2" is cast under the tanker - there is also a reverse image indicating it had been cast or stamped in to the mold the "proper" way round so it could be easily read.

All wheels are solid rubber with the round headed steel axles passing through the flat columns cast with the body casting and being pinch clamped in place.

Item: 3788