BRAND NEW AND COMPLETE IN MARKLIN FACTORY SEALED SHIPPING BOX! Prototype: Menck, built from 1950-1956. Universal power shovel, as it is still used in many construction applications to this day. Model: Challenging construction set model of a typical power shovel from the 50's with detailed instructions. All essential functions like raising/lowering the boom, the deep bucket, and turning the superstructure, can be represented. Chassis with working chain. One-time series on occasion of 90 years Marklin Metal Construction Sets in 2004! Product info: Please note: All threads are metric. 4707 pieces. Packaged in a representative wooden box, with instruction booklets. Model dimensions: Length app. 100 cm / 39-3/8", width 38 cm / 14-31/32", height 85 cm / 33-15/32" (middle boom position). Model weight: app. 17 kg. / 37.48 pounds! Prototype information: Menck & Hambrock was founded in 1868 in Northern Germany by Adolf Menck and Diedrich Alexander Hambrock, and over a longer period it was one of the most significant European manufacturers of power shovels. As early as 1869 the company introduced their first developments. The company’s heyday started in 1891 with the construction of steam-powered cranes. The first bucket power shovel was developed in 1904. Menck shipped the first crawler power shovels in 1922. In 1978, the history of the Menck power shovels came to an end. Many thousands of power shovels had been produced, some of which are still performing their extraordinary services. Menck M 75 The M 75 was introduced in 1949. As the first power shovel in some parts it introduced the later visual form of all Menck power shovels. The M 75 was offered on the market until the mid 1950’s. Its performance range was then handled by the newly-developed types M 60 and M 90.