Delahaye, France began building fire engines way back in 1906 and the person instrumental in making them was a former employee of a fire-fighting equipment company called Amédée Varlet. In just one year Delahaye supplied over 80 fire trucks to the municipality of Paris region.
This particular metal model was first produced in 1955. For the next four years they were produced. The original model today will fetch an amount of Rs. 18,000/- in a auction house.
This metal scale model is a rendition of the original DINKY TOYS, a brand first sold in 1934. The manufacturer has tried to recreate the old-world magic by retaining the same features on each metal model as well as its box.
Dinky Toys were sold in India until 1955 when they were imported. Then in 1963 Meccano (owners of the brand) sold their factory to a firm in Calcutta called S. Kumar & Co. who started producing them locally. But because the finishing of these products were so poor they were sold as NICKY products.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3|
|Color||Red / Silver|