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#1 268th C.A.

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 02:32 PM

I always thought that toy makers got very skillfull during the war as a shortage of metal forced people to make a lot of toys from wood. He is a nice example of a WW2 Tank I'm sure made some child very happy, the turret turns and tracks roll. notice the period track repairs (replaced) un painted. With the war on I'm sure OD paint could be liberated. I just think this is a wonderful toy with a lot of thought. I can hear the kids clankty clank...Boom

Post your toys if you have some....

I guess it was played with hard at one time to throw a track...then again it could have rolled over a teller mine.... :)

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Posted 14 December 2018 - 02:41 PM

A simple wooden ship...I'm sure this one sailed all the seven sea's in the bath tub...pond or cattle trough...any place it could be launched, in a child's imagination.

 

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 06:34 AM

 another tank about the size of the previous one shown.  Looks like it was in many back yard battles.

 

 

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Posted 15 December 2018 - 09:41 AM

Thats cool! Any other wood toys out there from the era ? Thanks PATCHRAT for posting



#5 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 07:35 PM

Just sold this little artillery truck, complete with marble "driver". No batteries needed, but just a little imagination!

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 08:16 PM

We've had similar threads you might find of interest:

 

http://www.usmilitar...s-1945/?hl=toys

 

http://www.usmilitar...atures/?hl=toys

 

http://www.usmilitar...ys#entry2132838




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