Battery Powered Tin Fire Chief's Car

Production date
Circa 1960s
Battery powered toy Fire Chief's car, in the form of a red, convertible Mercedes. Pressed tin with black rubber tyres. Motion is provided by a tin disk on the underside of the toy, which houses 2 rubber driving wheels. The disk rotates when under power. Next to the disk is a battery cavity, covered by a hinged flap. Lever to turn toy on is located at the back of the toy, at the bottom of the boot/trunk. The top of the car features a red light on the bonnet, a pressed tin firechief at the wheel and a large white tin search light at the back (left).
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Dimensions (LxWxH): 240 x 195 x 95mm (9 7/16 x 7 11/16 x 3 3/4")
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Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: "FO" "Chief" (repeated); Type of mark: Marks; Notes: Reads
Marks/Inscriptions: "FO 4574"; Type of mark: Marks; Notes: Reads
Marks/Inscriptions: "Sanshin Japan"; Type of mark: Maker's Mark; Notes: Reads




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