Saturday, 15 August 2009

Lincoln it all together


Congratulations on making it this far. Its been a little off topic with tanks and bulldozers etc, but finally we're back on the space trail again. These little clockwork toys are made by Lincoln, who also made the large remote control Stingray toy in the sixties. The little anti aircraft tank and the Moon Probe both hail from the SWORD era - although these examples are recent replacements and additions. The top picture shows on the far right the remnants of my original sixties moon probe, again a holiday purchase - around 1970. Each vehicle is about 3.5 inches long and has a clockwork motor with a cigarette lighter flint mounted in a small flange over a grinding wheel, which shoots sparks as it runs. They are pretty fast too, and very able climbers. If anyone recognises this line, i'd welcome any further info on it - especially on the loose Lunar Drill model.

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