A Nostalgic Tin Toy Treasure

| September/October 2001

  • John Deere Model B tractor

  • John Deere Model B tractor

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania 19091 Mdooley@franklinmint. com

In a world where everything seems to run on microchips, there's something warm and comfortable about connecting with the past and reliving the simple joy of an old-fashioned windup toy. Now, Franklin Mint Precision Models, in association with John Deere, captures the nostalgia with a handsome tin toy replica of the coveted John Deere Model 'B' tractor--the most trusted name on American farms for over 160 years.

The 8? inch long model is made of lithographed high-quality tin-plated steel, in the bright green and yellow colors of Deere & Company. It's crafted using the 'slot in tab' hand-assembly technique in the tradition of the tin toys of more than 100 years ago.

An old-fashioned windup mechanism is then inserted, and a toy farmer in overalls and hat is anchored behind the steering wheel, ready to roll. A vintage-style box completes the package.

The John Deere Model 'B' Tractor Tin Collectible is available exclusively from The Franklin Mint for $69 plus shipping and handling.

For purchase information, phone 1-800-THE-MINT, visit the Franklin Mint Store near you, or check out our web site at www.franklinmint.com. Deere trademarks used under license from Deere &. Company.