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2 Early Wagon Brochures and Photos Minneapolis, MN $40

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Old Images, Willys Wagons

Looks like the photos are 8×10 press photos.

“Original 1950’s advertising and original black and white photos $40.”

https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/pts/d/willys-overland-jeep-staion/6501252522.html

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“Easy-Way” Post-Hole Digger

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

The “Easy-Way” post-hole digger was manufactured by Standar Steel Works out of Kansas City, MO. I thought i’d done a post on the early post-hole diggers that were available, but I hadn’t. So, expect that one soon.

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Blue Star Hardtop Half Cab

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

A reader forwarded these two brochures, highlighting the fact that Blue Star hardtops came in full AND half cabs. I can’t remember ever seeing a half cab in the wild.

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1952 Wagon-Ambulance Brochure on eBay

This auction ended late yesterday, but I bet it will be reposted.

“1952 Willys Overland 475 Utility Ambulance Specification Sheet.”

View all the information on eBay

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1960 Jeep Family Jack-Of-All-Trades Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This Jack of All Trade Jeep brochure was published in March of 1963.

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1958 Jeep Calendar

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Niel shared a scan of his 1958 Jeep calendar. He says it puts a smile on his face every time he sees it. The only other calendar I have scanned is the 1961 calendar. Anyone know when these Jeep calendars first began and when (if) they ended?

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Newton Power Sickle Mower Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Newton made at least two different models of the mower, a “J” and an “L”. It was the “J” that was used on the jeep (according to the ad). (See brochures for the Newton and other mowers here)

“THIS IS AN ORIGINAL 1948 ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE NEWTON POWER SICKLE MOWER; FITS TRACTORS AND JEEPS; MANUFACTURED BY THE H. G. & S. MANUFACTURING CORPORATION IN NEWTON, WISCONSIN. AD IS IN GREAT CONDITION AND HAS EXCELLENT GRAPHICS. AD MEASURES 5 1/8″ X 3 5/8″.”

View all the information on eBay

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The Story of The Hurricane Engine Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I found this Hurricane Engine Introduction on eBay. It’s the first one I’ve seen. It credits Barney Roos for redeveloping the L-head into a more powerful engine without forcing a complete retooling.

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Eye-Catching Ice Cream and Diaper Service Jeeps

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: , .

UPDATE: This was previously published in July of 2014.

This great article from the July 1947 issue of W-O Sales News highlights the use of jeeps as ice-cream distributors and as a diaper service. Companies highlighted include Better Brands Ice Cream Novelties, Swell Time Ice Cream Corporation, and Wee Folk Laundry.

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4-Wheel Drive ‘Jeep’ Sign **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Was on eBay. **SOLD**

“20 * 18in double sided flange sign. This sign does have some very minor wear around the edges, see images of front and back. Great for sign collectors, bar, garage, man-cave, restaurant, shop, or any collection. Thanks for looking!”

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K & K Minute Snow Blade Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I like the way the hydraulic line from the snow plow was fed through the open window. K & K claimed the blade could be installed in two minutes or less. I’m thinking it should have been called the “Two Minute Snow Blade”.

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The Story of the Auburn Jeep-A-Trench

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This was published around 1950. It’s less story and more marketing, but still interesting. The argument that the trencher doesn’t affect the roadability of the jeep might be a stretch ….

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1959 Argentinian Wagon Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, International

This brochure highlights IKA’s “Estanciera” wagon.

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August 1960 Jeep Family Brochure **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s a Jeep Family Brochure I hadn’t yet seen. It sold on eBay.

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1956 Kelly Mfg. 200 Series Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

What I find interesting about this brochure is that the front cover includes a small information bit noting that the Kelly All-Steel Jeep CAB was “KNOWN ALSO AS THE KEMCO CAB”. If the date is accurate, this suggests the shift in branding from KEMCO to Kelly around 1956.

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1959 CJ-5 Hardtop Brochure on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features • TAGS: .

This brochure makes it clear that the CJ-5 hardtop with sliding doors also provided an option for hinging the door instead. I think Mike might have told that was an option, but I’d never seen documentation of it until now.

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Datasheets From 1958(?) on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This is a series of datasheets from circa 1958 on eBay. The start prices are $12 each.

  1. CJ-5: View all the information on eBay1958-datasheet-cj5-1 1958-datasheet-cj5-2
  2. CJ-3B: View all the information on eBay1958-datasheet-cj3b-1

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Cox Gas Engine Toy Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Models

UPDATE II: Greg added a comment to this post from 2013 indicating he has one of these gas powered toy jeeps for sale. If interested, either comment below or email me (d@ewillys.com) I can share his email address with you.

Update from January, 2013 Last night we saw the eBay ad for this toy jeep.  Tonight, thanks to a reader named Eric, we have pics of the actual toy.

“Jeep looks good. Looks like all parts are there. Motor turns over. It has a fuel tank. No fuel line. All body mount are good. Antenna is good. I will take it off to ship. I will add a reprint of manual. A very nice show piece. I would not use to run. Check out the pictures.”

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1962 Station Wagon Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s a look at the May 1962 Station Wagon Brochure purchased off of eBay.

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1962 Utility Wagon Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Here’s a July 1962 brochure highlighting the latest features of the Jeep Utility Wagon.

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1951 Jeep Family Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This brochure highlighted the Hurricane Engine. It folds out to a colorful overview of all the models.

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1954-1955 Dealer Price Sheets

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Documents, Features

I bought these on eBay as part of another purchase. Perhaps the most interesting about them are the ambulance prices and standard equipment included (last set of docs), as there seems to be very little info about those left.

Issued November 1954:
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Issued May 1955:
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1960ish Las Brisas Jeep Rental Card W/Map

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Artists/Drawings, Features • TAGS: .

I found this neat little card from the Las Brisas resort on eBay. Folded up, it’s about the size of a post card. The illustrated side advertises pink jeep rentals in English and Spanish. The other side shows a map of the area (here’s a google map link). It’s meant to sit on a table or desk.

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1945 CJ-2A Memorial Press Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I thought I had a good chance to win this one on eBay, but it slipped away at the last second buy a second bidder. Anyway, it’s a souvenir program of the first national press event for the CJ-2A. Here are some photos.

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1963 Tonka Ad with Surrey on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images • TAGS: .

The January 1963 issue of Playthings Magazine included this neat Tonka ad. I tried to find a full issue of Playthings Magazine on eBay, but there weren’t any 1960s that I could find. I suspect this is probably a rare ad.

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