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Dinky
437
Muir Hill 2WL Loader
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Dinky 437 Muir Hill 2WL Loader

The Dinky Muir Hill 2WL Loader. Released in February 1962 and shown in Dinky catalogue No 5 May 1969 for 12/9 and No 6 May 1970 for 12/11. The model has a working shovel and was available until 1980. available in yellow, red finish. Dinky 437 in detail...

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Dinky
900
Site Builder Set
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Dinky 900 Site Builder Set

The Dinky Site Builder Set. The set consited of:

  • No.961 Blaw Knox Bulldozer
  • No.963 Euclid Rear Dump Truck
  • No.962 Muir Hill Dumper
  • No.960 Albion Concrete Mixer
  • No.437 Muir Hill Loader
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Dinky
967
Muir Hill Loader and Trencher
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Dinky 967 Muir Hill Loader and Trencher

The Dinky Muir Hill Loader and Trencher. available in yellow finish. Dinky 967 in detail...

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French Dinky
887/1
Muir Hill Dumper
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French Dinky 887/1 Muir Hill Dumper

The French Dinky Muir Hill Dumper. In September 1948, Dinky Toys introduced the Muir-Hill dumper truck in Britain, as model number 562. However, it was not until 1959 that French Dinky brought the same dumper truck into their catalogue, as model 887, later to become identified as 887/1.

The Muir Hill dumper (562) went on sale for 9/-. The 4 3/16 inch (106mm) model had adjustable front wheels, a tipping bucket and reversible driverâs seat. The front axle, beneath the engine could be adjusted to give curved movement. By December 1948, Dinky reduced the price to 7/6 and by December 1949, to 6/-. A year later, the model cost 7/- and by January 1952, the cost increased to 8/8. Between 1948 and 1954, the model appeared in primrose yellow. From 1954-1962, the paintwork changed to cream and the wheels changed from metal to red plastic hubs and rubber tyres. The driver also changed from a metal figure in a brown overall to a blue plastic figure. From 1948-1966, the casting retained the number 562, even though the model number changed to 962. The original number, 562, even appeared on the French version of the model, 887/1, which French Dinky introduced in 1959.

The French version of the model relied upon the English casting with its 562 numbering, but had a French baseplate stamped with the model number 887 next to the slot for the rear axle. The 106mm long model cost 950 old francs, almost 17/6. The main features of the model were those of the English version, but the baseplate recognised that the model was assembled in France. In 1959, soon after its introduction, the dumper truck was renumbered 962 and continued in production until its withdrawal in 1961.

The actual dumper truck was the Muir-Hill Hiway 10B, which had a 2.5-3.0 cubic yard bucket. Produced in Manchester, Muir-Hill began to manufacturer heavy plant and off-road vehicles in the 1920s. In 1959, the company was sold to the Winget Group, from Rochester, Kent. Currently, the firm belongs to Lloyd Loaders (MH) Ltd, Halifax, Yorkshire.

French Dinky introduced the model in 1959 and it was deleted in 1961. available in yellow, cream finish. French Dinky 887/1 in detail...

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Matchbox
2A
Dumper
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Matchbox 2A Dumper

The Matchbox Dumper. This was the second model in the 1-75 series. This model was 42mm long. available in green & orange finish. Matchbox 2A in detail...

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Matchbox
2B
Muir Hill Dumper
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Matchbox 2B Muir Hill Dumper

The Matchbox Muir Hill Dumper. This version was 46mm long. available in dark green & red finish. Matchbox 2B in detail...

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Matchbox
2C
Muir Hill Dumper
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Matchbox 2C Muir Hill Dumper

The Matchbox Muir Hill Dumper. Badged Laing or Muir Hill.. Matchbox 2C in detail...

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Matchbox King Size
K-2
Muir Hill Dumper
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Matchbox King Size K-2 Muir Hill Dumper

The Matchbox King Size Muir Hill Dumper. available in red finish. Matchbox King Size K-2 in detail...

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Matchbox King Size
K-5
Muir Hill Tractor & Trailer
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Matchbox King Size K-5 Muir Hill Tractor & Trailer

The Matchbox King Size Muir Hill Tractor & Trailer. available in yellow finish. Matchbox King Size K-5 in detail...

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Matchbox King Size
K-5
Muir Hill 161
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Matchbox King Size K-5 Muir Hill 161

The Matchbox King Size Muir Hill 161. available in yellow finish. Matchbox King Size K-5 in detail...

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Matchbox Superfast
29C
Muir Hill Tractor Shovel
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Matchbox Superfast 29C Muir Hill Tractor Shovel

The Matchbox Superfast Muir Hill Tractor Shovel. available in yellow & black, yellow & red finish. Matchbox Superfast 29C in detail...