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1945? Photo of CJ-2 with Compressor

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

There’s not specific date for this photo of a CJ-2 sporting a large compressor that’s powering a jack-hammer. This photo is housed at the National Museum of American History.

https://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_1814581

Gelatin silver print, civilian uses for a Jeep - pneumatic tools, 1945-1946. 2013.0327.1256.

Gelatin silver print, civilian uses for a Jeep – pneumatic tools, 1945-1946. 2013.0327.1256.

 

2 Comments on “1945? Photo of CJ-2 with Compressor

  1. colin peabody

    Fred Coldwell or Bill Norris would probably have a better handle on this photo, but the Jeep is an Agri-Jeep, with the brass nameplate JEEP on the windshield frame, chaff protector on the grille and the tractor tread tires, spare mounted right behind the right side door opening. Looks like very early CJ, with MB style headlights and parking light openings. My guess is somewhere around July, 1945 when Willys did a lot of advertising for Jeeps using experimental and or military styled Jeeps. A lot of those phots showed stenciled numbers and letters on the front bumper; ie: EX30.

  2. colin peabody

    The full photo of this Jeep shows the X26 number on the left front bumper. This is an Agri Jeep, with the brass “Jeep” affixed to the windshield frame, the tractor tires, the spare mounted behind the right door opening and the MB stle grille and headlight openings, with the chaff guard. Probably a publicity photo done around July, 1945 as part of the publicity campaign Willys was doing for the introduction of the CJ Jeeps.

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