Dutch Philips-made jeep model, ca. 1945-1946

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Dutch Philips-made jeep model, ca. 1945-1946

Post by David » Fri May 01, 2009 10:57 am

I found this rare model at a fleamarket yesterday. It is made in recently liberated Holland by Philips (the electronics concern) in 1945 - 1946 from the most plentiful metal available at the time: aluminium from crashed aircraft. It still has the original paint, solid wheels and jerrycan although it is missing the metal tubes used for the windshield and top bows. It is about 6" long and completely unmarked. Enjoy!

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Re: Dutch Philips-made jeep model, ca. 1945-1946

Post by mdeevl » Sat May 02, 2009 12:29 pm

Great find!

Thanks for sharing this little piece of toy history!

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Re: Dutch Philips-made jeep model, ca. 1945-1946

Post by Remko » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:30 pm

Hi,

Got the same one.... painted red :( missing the windshield, top bows, steering wheel, spare and gerry-can
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Re: Dutch Philips-made jeep model, ca. 1945-1946

Post by David » Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:16 am

Remko wrote:Hi,

Got the same one.... painted red :( missing the windshield, top bows, steering wheel, spare and gerry-can
I also have another one in that condition, but it doesn't have any paint at all so I'll probably restore it with the markings of our 'real' jeep. :)

Greetz :wink:

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