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N Scale - Bachmann - 5181 - Reefer, 41 Foot, Wood - Gerber Products - 1002

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N Scale - Bachmann - 5181 - Reefer, 41 Foot, Wood - Gerber Products - 1002

Stock Number 5181
Original Retail Price $1.50
Brand Bachmann
Manufacturer Bachmann
Body Style Bachmann Reefer 41 Foot Wood
Prototype Description Reefer, 41 Foot, Wood
Road or Company Name Gerber Products (Details)
Reporting Marks GSVX
Road or Reporting Number 1002
Paint Color(s) Blue and White
Print Color(s) Blue and White
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Nickel-Silver Plated Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Release Date 1972-01-01
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Reefer
Model Subtype 41 Foot
Model Variety Wood

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Specific Item Information: BACHMANN CHINA molded into bottom of frame.

Road Name History:
Gerber Products Company is a purveyor of baby food and baby products. A formerly American-owned company headquartered in Fremont, Michigan, Gerber is now a subsidiary of Nestlé Group. Its subsidiary, Gerber Life Insurance Company, is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

Gerber was founded in 1927 in Fremont, Michigan, by Daniel Frank Gerber, owner of the Fremont Canning Company, which produced canned fruit and vegetables. At the suggestion of a pediatrician, Gerber's wife, Dorothy, began making hand-strained food for their seven-month-old daughter, Sally. Recognizing a business opportunity, Gerber began making baby food. By 1928 he had developed five products for the market: beef vegetable soup and strained peas, prunes, carrots, and spinach. Six months later, Gerber's baby foods were distributed nationwide.

From Wikipedia

Brand/Importer Information:
Bachmann Industries (Bachmann Brothers, Inc.) is a Bermuda registered Chinese owned company, globally headquartered in Hong Kong; specializing in model railroading.

Founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the home of its North American headquarters, Bachmann is today part of the Kader group, who model products are made at a Chinese Government joint-venture plant in Dongguan, China. Bachmann's brand is the largest seller, in terms of volume, of model trains in the world. Bachmann primarily specializes in entry level train sets, and premium offerings in many scales. The Spectrum line is the high quality, model railroad product line, offered in N, HO, Large Scale, On30, and Williams O gauge all aimed for the hobbyist market. Bachmann is the producer of the famous railroad village product line known as "Plasticville." The turnover for Bachmann model trains for the year ended 31 December 2006 was approximately $46.87 million, a slight increase of 3.36% as compared to 2005.

Item created by: gdm on 2016-12-17 12:00:12. Last edited by bluedragon0 on 2018-01-21 22:23:05

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