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    Posted 6 years ago

    Carp
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    The green Jeep pedal car shown in the two photos has been in our family since it was new in the late 1940's. All original, except for a re-welded steering wheel. It was manufactured in Arizona, I believe near Phoenix, and sent to us back in Illinois by our uncle (between 1947-49) who had moved to AZ after the War. It was made extra strong with heavier than normal gauge steel. Practically indestructible, although the front bumper was bent to a new shape by a few elm trees in the 1950's. I've been unsuccessful at finding which company made it.
    The red Jeep shown here (posted on this site 4 years ago by another member) is the only other one I've ever seen that appears to have been made by the same company. The rear deck of the red one is different. My guess is the red model shown was made later than the khaki green.
    Can anyone shed some light on the maker of these two survivors?

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    1. Rustfarm Rustfarm, 6 years ago
      Coolest pedal car ever with great history!
    2. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      What does the front bumper say on the green one? Sa....n (Saturn?) It is interesting that the bumper is perfectly curved, but the rest of the front isn't damaged at all - and the top of the hood is positioned farther out than the bumper. I think the bumper was made that way. There is no damage to the welds, and the grille is perfect fitted. If you were hitting trees, the entire front would be curved, no? The bumper on the red one is also curved, but less so. Cute kid!
    3. Trey Trey, 6 years ago
      Awesome pedal car!! Welcome to CW!!
    4. InnoDBLANENC InnoDBLANENC, 6 years ago
      YES, it does look like the one I had...that does confirm mine from from the late 1940s... Thanks again for your post.
    5. Carp, 6 years ago
      The lettering on the front bumper has faded badly in spots but it once read USA- -S-245. I do have some family photos from the early '50's that show a much straighter front bumper. I'll try to locate them and post. Thanks for all input.

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