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1943 Jeep Tires Photo in England on eBay

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Building 2,000 jeeps in 14 days sets an unofficial record.

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“This is an original press photo. Somewhere in England — A heavy maintenance company of U.S. Army Ordnance obviously had America’s ability for automotive production in mind when it decided to set up a Jeep assembly line at a depot in England. On a trial order from Army Ordnance Chiefs for the assembling of 2,000 Jeeps they established something of a record within a fortnight — with Jeeps rolling off the assembly line at the rate of one every 3 minutes. Following pictures show how it’s done. After wheels are unstrapped from the interior of the Jeep, they are brought to this point for inflation of the tires.Photo measures 9 x 7.25inches. Photo is dated 10-28-1943.”




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