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WW2 hand made Wood Toys "Tanks & Ships" Merry Christmas 1945


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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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Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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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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Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Thats cool! Any other wood toys out there from the era ? Thanks PATCHRAT for posting


Pvt. James H. Honey 1st Md. Eastern shore Vol. Inf. Co. D (union) Gettysburg
Pvt. George Eddie Lear 26th Inf. Co.H 1st Div .(WW1) P.H. WIA Cpl. Richard Elsea 268th C.A. Bn. Battery A. WW2 SSgt. Grant Elsea 314th Inf. Hq.Co. I.R.79thDiv. WW2
Cpl. Harry Lawrence Butler Jr 23rd Regt. WIA Korea Lt. George Olin Tilghman 111th MG. 29th Div. WW1 DIS France 1919
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Just sold this little artillery truck, complete with marble "driver". No batteries needed, but just a little imagination!

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