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Marx Cape Kennedy Rocket Transporter and Launcher 1960s

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    Posted 2 months ago

    fortapache
    (2590 items)

    This is my favorite part of the Cape Kennedy Carry-All. It is the tractor trailer rocket transporter and launcher. The carry-all is from the later 1960s but this piece was originally made for the Cape Canaveral playset which I believe was first made in the late 1950s. Yes they are the same actual place but the playsets are a bit different.
    With this series of photos I am trying to show how this works. Note there is also a spring involved to shoot it into space but I left it out to show how this works.
    Photo #2 the truck is backing up to the launcher. The tube on the launcher is tilted down so the rocket can be loaded.
    Photo #3 the rocket has been loaded onto the launcher.
    Photo #4 the rocket is tilted up and ready for launch.
    Begin countdown.

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    Comments

    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 months ago
      Cool! I have a similar one somewhere, more modern and not as elaborate as yours.
    2. Alfie21 Alfie21, 2 months ago
      Yes, very cool. I'm wondering, did these come with stick-on decals?
    3. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Thank you very much dav2. I would be happy to see yours.

      Thank you very much alfie. Yes they did have decals.
    4. Alfie21 Alfie21, 2 months ago
      I don't think there are toys like this today...
    5. fortapache fortapache, 2 months ago
      Sadly no alfie.

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