Matchbox 1-75: MB10-a-1 Scammell Scarab Mechanical Horse & Trailer

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I now code all my Matchbox Regular Series 1-75 models against the Stannard's Collectors Catalogue [ISBN 0-9510367-O-X] which covers the years 1953 to 1969 and is based on Stannard's extensive knowledge of the 1-75 series, contributions from Ray Bush, Phillip Bowdidge, Robert Newson and Paul Carr, and the access, granted to him by Matchbox, to Matchbox Toys Limited's archives and production collection. Wherever possible I will also include the relevant reference obtained from Schiffer's Matchbox Toys [ISBN 0-916838-74-9] and other major reference publications. I also use Nick Jones' excellent site to further refine the codings – these codes are identified by the use of [NJ] alongside them.

This model is the Matchbox 10-a-1 Scammell Scarab Mechanical Horse & Trailer in Red and Grey. It comes with its original type B1 box.

The model has no opening parts. The grille and front bumper are molded into the body casting and picked out in gold paint. The trailer has a smooth bed. This model has no glazing.

Stannard Code: 10-a-1
Schiffer Code: 10-a-1
Nick Jones Code: [NJ]10-a-1
Body Colour: Red mechanical horse with grey trailer
Glazing: None
Trim: Gold grille and front bumper
Base Type: None
Details: No cross brace at rear of trailer. 2 lines of text under the cab roof: Lesney, England.
Base Fitting: None.
Wheels: Grey metal 6mm x 18 tread front, 7mm x 18 tread rear, flat head, crimped axles
Interior: None.
Issued: 1957 only in Regular series, type B1 box

 

Item: 3701