Dinky Toys 564/964; Elevator Loader

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This is a toy that was meant to work. The conveyor belt fits very snugly and looks like it would lift sand in the sand pit very well. You just need a Muir Hill Loader to feed on to the bottom and a Bedford End Tipper to be under the chute and you have a real play scene.

Just to complete the feature list - the bottom chute lifts for transport using a lever at the side and the top one swings from side to side. The belt moves when a small crank handle is turned. Detail is really nice. There is what appears to be a tractor engine to power the belt and the drive chains are really well modelled with the sprockets and adjusters all there. From both a detail and a playability point of view - this is a good-un.

It was made by Dinky from 1952 to 1968 so there will be quite a lot of these around. For most of its production life it was yellow with blue chutes, later ones are blue with yellow chutes and these are scarcer and worth more. From about 1964 onwards the wheels were switched from metal to plastic.

Dinky Toys 964; Elevator Loader; Yellow, Blue Chutes Dinky Toys 964; Elevator Loader; Blue, Yellow Chutes, Blue Plastic Hubs
Dinky Toys 964; Elevator Loader; Yellow, Blue Chutes Dinky Toys 964; Elevator Loader; Blue, Yellow Chutes, Blue Plastic Hubs

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