Products produced between 1932 and 1962 carried a 2 or 3 digit reference number prefixed by the letter K.
Numbers were not engraved into product, but were indicated on the box and in the consumer catalogues included in every product. Trade catalogues also carry the appropriate references.
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Another variant of K72 - images courtesy of Ryan Siu, Make it Work Studio.
This toy is absolutely unbreakable. Hand-made and constructed entirely of hardwood, with rounded corners, painted in red with black wheels, roof and engine details. Four parts fit together by means of heavy slot-couplings. The wheels won't come off, even after years of hard play. The thick base on each piece on each piece prevents the parts from coming un-coupled when the whole train is pulled over rough ground or over the edge of a carpet.
Total length 2 feet.
Year: 1957<<< Back to list