These cranes were constructed out of boilers that produced steam to run them. And these were popular until the 1920s after which more powerful fuel engine based cranes started appearing in the market.
Though several firms made such cranes, one notable company that belonged to John Fowler Jr. who made a wide variety of portable boiler units that were used as ploughing machines, cranes, etc. was the most popular of all brands.
This scale model is from that bygone era when a firm called Leonard Crane used this Fowler B6 Steam Engine Crane for utility work. As the firm was based in Wolverhampton, this scale model has the words inscribed as the Wolverhampton Wanderer. Decorated in dual tone brown/black this metal model has a gold pin lining and lettering with the registration RF 6092 mentioned. The John Fowler & Co, Leeds is also printed on the front of the boiler.
Rare steam collectible in metal.
|- Premium collectible|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
|- Moving wheels|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- On plinth (platform base) and plexiglas hard-display case|
|Dimension (in inches)||7 x 3 x 3.5|