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Philip Lepley and Barbara Bureker, Battle Ground WA   

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From Haji, here is a vintage Anti- Aircraft Friction Jeep, most likely from the 1950s. Give it a push and listen to the “pom-pom” sound of the guns firing. The guns pivot, and then lower so they can fit in the box. The box shows a couple of soldiers, which are for box viewing only. No soldiers included, and there never were.

The “pom-pom” sound is caused by a nut on the left rear axle that hits a lever under the rear deck.

Size: 5 inches long; 2 ¼ inches wide; 5 inches tall at the guns when they are at their extreme height

Condition: The toy has seen very little play based on the condition of the paint. There is a ding on the front bumper. There are wear spots on the gun at the pivot from raising and lowering—metal scraping against metal. The friction motor works well. And so does the “pom-pom” noise, although it doesn’t sound very realistic.

The box has some nice artwork on the lid. There are three tears to the lid where it slides down on the box bottom. Inside the lid a couple of tabs have folded up. The box bottom is a little warped from age. One corner is folded down. There are a couple spots where the toy has pushed the box outward causing the beginning of a tear.

This is a fairly uncommon item. Not many of these around, you can be sure.

Item ID: 1855

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Haji Tin Friction Anti-Aircraft Friction Jeep with Box

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Philip Lepley and Barbara Bureker
Battle Ground
WA
  

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