Nicely detailed model of a Muir-Hill tractor
based loader from the early 1960s. Muir Hill (Engineers) Ltd, started in
the early 1920s as a general engineering company based in Old Trafford,
Manchester, England. Best known for the production of simple rail
locomotives and in the company's later life high horse power tractors,
with production of Dumpers post war.
Many of their machines were based on Fordson
components so in all likelihood, given the year this was first made,
there is a Fordson Major tractor under there somewhere.
This one is interesting. To start with it is
very fresh and crisp looking, it has been well looked after even though
there is no box. The wheels are metal, making it probably pre 1962, but
they are green - every other one of these I have seen in red has red
wheels. I bought it in France at a classic car show so it could have
been a French release although the base is stamped 'Meccano Ltd,