Offering for sale a superb PERIOD SIX LIMITED EDITION example of a Wrenn “SAXA SALT” 4 Wheeled Tank Wagon model reference number W4665. This model was introduced by the current owner G & R Wrenn CHESHUNT, This model was issued in limited numbers for the Wrenn Collectors.
This version is finished in matt white with red writing depicting logo. This example is offered complete with original period six box, inner yellow sleeve and packaging. There is also a limited edition card confirming its number 002 of 125 made!
Industrial salt was often shipped in standard open wagons, however several companies used low-roofed vans for their salt, typically with a simple pitched roof (known as “cottage topped wagons” by railwaymen). These were typically a standard 7 or 8 plank open wagon fitted with cupboard doors and the pitched roof (this allowed them to use standard wagon parts such as corner plates, easing maintenance).
The ornate liveries seen on salt vans were I suspect mainly confined to wagons carrying table salt, the industrial stuff did not benefit much from advertising to the general public in this way.