Corgi Toys 1101; Warner Swasey 4418 Hydraulic Crane

This is a good example of the decline in engineering standards shown by some of the post 1970 Corgis. It has an extending jib, working landing legs and a winch for the crane, but it is all a bit plasticy and wobbly, there is no precision or engineering innovation to get a realistic solution. Badly done I'm afraid.

The Warner Swasey mobile crane was released in 1975 and remained in the range until 1981, there are no listed variations and values are about average. This one sold in 2017 for 18.99

This Corgi Toy was sourced in September 2017 from a private collection

 
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