Retro Images of the Week: 1950s Wind-Up Toy Tank

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Here at we are surrounded by all things retro. Not only the things we sell but original items and collections that decorate our offices. We thought it might be interesting each week to bring you a photo and information of an interesting, and maybe unusual, retro item we have kicking around. Please note these items are not for sale.

Here is a photo of a tin wind-up toy tank from the 1950s. It’s labeled with “U.S. Army” and “M-45”. There is also “Made in Japan” printed on the front of the tank. The logo “E.T. Co.” is the mark of the E.T. Co. of Asakusa, Tokyo. The toy measures about six inches long. And looking out the turret is the tank commander. This mechanical toy was made during the postwar years when the Japanese tin toy market was thriving and would have been sold here, in the U.S.

Last updated: Jul 17, 2009
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