Monday, August 10, 2009

MATCHBOX: THE AVELING BARFORD ROAD ROLLER


The first miniature model was the Aveling Barford Road Roller. It may be distinguished from the three subsequent Road Rollers by its full length canopy. This first Road Rollers was descended from the early Lesney toy which had its own origins in the Dinky model already available at this time. In 1958; Lesney enlarged the size of the model and box. The third version of the Aveling Barford Road Roller (1c) was painted either with a light or a dark green body. The rollers continued to be red metal but the towing hook of the preceding models was replaced by a flat towbar.

2 comments:

Tony said...

I still have this one. One of my earliest memories is playing with this.

keli said...

I still have this one in real ,but i can not find parts to fix it