The FG truck was built in 1948 by Foden and its production continued until 1963. It was more traditional as this was built combining metal and wood that was also known as the S20 cab.
It was in 1947 that the Regent Oil Company was formed after the merger of the American oil firm Texaco & a British Firm called Trinidad Leaseholds which used to operate in the West Indies. The oil firm used these Foden trucks for distribution.
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.
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|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||8 x 3 x 3|