American Flyer No. 973 White Painted Gilbert's Operating Milk Car
American Flyer No. 973 Gilbert's Operating Milk Car. (1956-1957)
American Flyer No. 973 White Painted Gilbert's Operating Milk Car. Gilbert's operating boxcar was painted white and lettered in black "GILBERT'S GRADE A MILK PASTEURIZED" & "973" bellow a large cow's head in a thick circle. One-piece brake-wheel. Body has a screw hole in one end and a a slot in the other end. Also a special frame to accommodate internal mechanism, ramp is slide only, no rollers, body fastened to frame with four rivets, lighted, sintered iron-iron truck side frames with concave ovals, knuckle couplers. The door on one side had a non-opening door, the other side of the car had two opening doors installed, the doors were installed with rivets on metal door guides, milkman inside wore a white uniform delivers four or five milk cans. The mechanism inside and the light works.
- Country/Region of Manufacture
- United States
- Sheet Metal, Plastic, Aluminum
- 1956 - 1957
- White & Black