Difference between Match Special and Trudex?

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Difference between Match Special and Trudex?

Post by Duckett » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:33 pm

Is there any actual difference between the Match Special and the Trudex?

I should say that I have never seen a Match Special in the flesh but, from photographs, all the ones I have seen have an octagonal badge and are pre "Ltd.". However, I've seen Trudex's with that badge! In size and design, they look identical to me.

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Re: Difference between Match Special and Trudex?

Post by Harry H » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:00 pm

They are just a re badged Trudex they also did them for Milwards Floatcraft and Edgar Sealey Float Queen
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Re: Difference between Match Special and Trudex?

Post by Keston » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:16 pm

Match special is much rarer.

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Re: Difference between Match Special and Trudex?

Post by Duckett » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:52 pm

Thanks for this chaps! Much appreciated. :Hat:
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Re: Difference between Match Special and Trudex?

Post by Nobby » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:28 am

The Match Special was indeed a Trudex re-badghed for Allcock alone, but was discontinued quite early on if the Allcocks Guide is anything to go by....and it isn't always!

Available from 1954 to 1963 from my dodgy memory.....

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