1/48 US Borax Borax Twenty Mule Team and Wagon (20 Mule Team)
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: VG
The Borax company commissioned this kit as a tie-in to the TV series 'Death Valley Days.' From looking at the moldings and instructions, believe that Revell may have produced the kit for Borax. Very nicely detailed model with 20 mule team, two Borax wagons and one water wagon. Never started. The brown parts are still in the factory sealed bag; the blue parts bag had a tear, so I opened it and did an inventory on those parts - they are complete. With instructions. Originally a radio program, 'Death Valley Days' had a long run on television and ended as one of the longest running westerns in entertainment history. Very nice kit of the famous borax wagons that would cross 162 miles of Death Valley with 20 mules in the days before the railroad. There was not a single house or other sign of habitation along the route. One leg was 60 miles with no water. The two wagons carried 25 tons of Borax and the mules covered 16 to 18 miles a day with a two man crew. The sturdy wagons were purpose built for the trip. Although they carried huge loads, there is no record of one every being stranded.
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