These road rollers were constructed out of boilers that produced steam to run them. And these road rollers were popular until the 1920s after which more powerful fuel engine based road rollers started appearing in the market.
Though several firms made such road rollers, one notable company that belonged to John Fowler Jr. whom made a wide variety of portable boiler units that were used as ploughing machines, cranes, etc. and these were the most popular of all brands.
This Fowler Steam Roller, owned by a firm called R H Richard & Sons of Truro is decorated in rich green, red, gold and yellow colours.
As this steamroller was used by the city council of Truro (Cornwall, UK) this metal diecast also has the same registration number CV 3579. The black roof features a tan underside and the tall chimney is painted in black with a fine gold line around the top.
|- 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)||5.5 x 3.5 x 3|