Triang Model of Jones KL-44 4 Ton Mobile Crane Pressed Steel Working Model from the 1960s. Sticker underneath "A model of the 4 ton JONES MOBILE CRANE made by K. & L. STEELFOUNDERS & ENGINEERS LTD. of Letchworth, England, makers of the WORLD'S BEST MOBILE CRANES which are distributed in Great Britain by GEORGE COHEN SONS & CO. LTD." Kryn and Lahy Jones were two Belgium refugees from WW I, who built a steel works factory in Letchworth.(U.K.) They went on to design and build the famous Jones KL 44 cranes. These Cranes played an invaluable part in the war, the company produced over 1000 mobile cranes. These were used in many international locations including unloading the first barge to land on the beaches at Arromanches, Normandy on D-Day. To meet the demand for cranes needed for D-Day, Jones produced 180 cranes in just 25 weeks which was an incredible achievement given war time restrictions and material shortages. A popular MidCentury toy, the iconic red and black livery is lightly play worn and all parts are present. We understand the cab roof was damaged whilst in storage over the years and repaired by its previous owner. Please refer to images for condition and state of repair. Dimensions: 18" high x 6" wide x 21" long (Boom Out) 10" long (Boom In) £44.00 including postage to U.K. zone 1 addresses. For postage costs to addresses outside U.K. zone 1 and overseas postage please enquire prior to placing your order thank you. The other items shown in our photographs are not included.
MidCentury 1960’s Triang Model of Jones KL-44 4 Ton Mobile Crane