Shackleton made these Fodens between 1948 and 1952, I believe this example to be of the latter part of that era.
Advertisements that appeared in Meccano magazine at the time priced this item up at 59/6 - not exactly pocket money!
Although not quite complete, I believe there are only a couple of pieces missing including the front axle and spare wheel.
The box appears to have sustained water damage, but the Truck and Trailer appear unaffected by it.
All in all, this is a very nice example of a high quality clockwork toy of its time, and comes complete with Dyson Trailer.
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