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Year? Traveller Ad

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

This ad appears to have been on eBay for sale, but has since been sold. It popped up during a google search. The quality is poor as it wasn’t a smaller image, but I suspect this is a full page ad.

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1959 Free Jeep Knife Brochure

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: I’ve added pics of Blaine’s father’s knife set at the bottom of the post.

This brochure let recipients know that they’d get a free knife if they went for a demonstration ride at the local Ross Motors, INC, out of Rockland, Maine.

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Blaine’s father received a knife set when he bought his 1959 CJ-5. It still looks in good shape sixty years later.

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Ten Billion Kilometers Ad from the Willys Export Co.

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 1956 ad touting ten billion kilometers of transportation service is a rare ad promoted by the Willys-Overland Export Corporation only (no mention of Willys Motors).

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“This is an original 1956 print ad for Jeep! It measures approximately 14″ x 10″ overall, has no stains or tears, comes from a dry, high-altitude, smoke-free environment, and is strictly graded”

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1975 CJ-5 Bitely, MI eBay

• CATEGORIES: CJ5, Features, Other 4x4s • TAGS: .

UPDATE: Back on eBay.

This odd duck looks like a combination of a CJ-5 and a Topeka Hiway Mower. It’s a no reserve auction with a starting price of $2695.

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It started life as a 1975 Jeep CJ5 Chassis. As near as we can tell, it was converted when new into a street-sweeper by the PB Loader company (which is still in existence today). Sometime later in life, someone got the bright idea to remove the street sweeper broom and replace it with a 62 inch quick attach skid-steer style snowblower (Ford 715 Model). We understand that the PB loader company made a similar model for airport tug use.

You Tube Videos of machine in operation:
(copy and paste the links below into address bar to view)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsC5w8bmCB4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuNN8o2xC4U

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1956 Ad for the FC-150

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad was published on December 13, 1956, in the Healdsburg Tribune by local jeep dealer Leo Frediana and Son.

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The next month a similar FC-150 Ad was published in the Madera Tribune on January 11, 1957, by the Slavich Brothers:

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1955 8 Reasons Why Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad appeared in the December 15, 1955, issue of the Healdsburg Tribune out of Healdsburg, California.

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Plastic Rocket Jeep Toy From Greece $60

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

This odd plastic jeep sporting a rocket includes the original box. Seller is accepting offers.

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UP FOR SALE VINTAGE RARE GREEK HARD PLASTIC WIND-UP MILITARY JEEP AIRFORCE BY ELVIP EARLY 70s MIB IN MINT NEVER PLAY CONDITION SEE PHOTOS FOR DETAILS.SHIPPING AND HANDLING $ 8 FOR GREECE $ 15 EUROPE $ 18 WORLD REGISTER.

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Various Photos on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

These are some random photos from eBay.

1. 1973 in Desert w/ MB:
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2. 1973 Pushing MB in Desert:
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3. A family in 1945 packed in an MB:
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4. 1965 Photo of Deadlined Jeeps:
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5. 1945? Lady Standing Next to Jeep:
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A Couple Tonka Jeeps Gig Harbor, WA

• CATEGORIES: Features, toys

Dan shared these two links of Tonka jeeps with pretty good prices (better than eBay before shipping costs).

  1. Tonka “Army” Olive Drab Jeep $35
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  2. Tonka Air Force Jeep $25
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Week Trip to Richmond, Virginia

• CATEGORIES: Features

On Thursday Dec 5th I fly to Richmond, Virginia. I’ll be there (Chester area) through Saturday the 14th doing some work on my cousin’s house. If anyone isn’t too far from there, I may have time to drop by and say hello. I won’t have Ann with me (I’m pretty sure she’s more popular with folks at this point than I), but I might bring my cousin with me (she’s a good substitute for Ann).

(And, reminder, my ewillys account isn’t working. Please send emails to d @ deilers.com)

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Late 1940s Bob’s Sales & Service Ads

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

Bob’s Sales & Service of Clare, Michigan, ran several different jeep ads between 1946 and 1948.

  1. Clare Sentinel March 29, 1946:
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  2. Clare Sentinel August 16, 1946:
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  3. Clare Sentinel May 02, 1947, ad:
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1945 West-Craft 1″ Scale Model Jeep Ad

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad was for a 1″-scale model jeep that measured 11″ when built. West-Craft also offered 1/2″-scale model jeeps for sale, too. I’ve got a few unbuilt 1940s models, but no West-Craft ones.

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1951 Photo in Kaseong of James Murray on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

It’s a Navy photo of USMC and USAF men. That’s working together!

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“1951 Press Photo Kaesong, Korea, Col. James Murray leaps from jeep at peace talk. This is an original press photo. Kaesong, Korea — Col. James C. Murray, USMC, hops out of his jeep to join Col. Andrew J. Kenney, USAF, (right) as the U.N. Command Liaison officers arrive at Kaesong recently to discuss resumption of military armistice talks with the Communists.Photo measures 7 x 8.5inches. Photo is dated 10-02-1951.”

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1948 Article on Jeeps as ‘Stars” of a Agriculture Show

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old News Articles

This November 04, 1948, article out of the Saline Observer, discussed a local agriculture demonstration and noted how jeeps were some of the stars of the show.

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1957? Kohler Generator Ad on eBay

This ad for a Kohler power plants includes a Sedwick County, Wichita, Kansas, Fire Department Rescue Wagon with matching boat and trailer.

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Preproduction CJ Book Toledo, OH **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $10.

Here’s a great price on Fred Coldwell’s Preproduction Civilian Jeeps book.

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1947 & 1948 Ads for Jeep as Farm Vehicle

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

These two ads were published in the same newspaper a year apart. The 1947 ad highlights the versatility of the farm vehicle and, as an added bonus, its versatility cuts costs. The 1948 ad emphasizes the cost savings, because the jeep is versatile. It’s basically the same message, but with different emphases.

This April 4, 1947, ad from A.B. Clothier & Son in the Oxford Leader highlighted the farm versatility of the Universal Jeep.

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1956 Ad for the Station Wagon as a Practical Builder on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad appeared in the January 1956 issue of Practical Builder, page 282. It’s a pretty niche specific ad.

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1947? B&W Negative of Men Using Radio on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

No caption. It was part of a box marked “Sept 1947”.

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When inverted in photoshop it looks like this:

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– These came to me indirectly from the widow of a professional (press and otherwise) photographer based in the Holyoke MA area
– The negative(s) is(are) original 3 1/4 x 4 1/4” Black & White
– Due to the light box, some images are seen as cut off
– Camera was set to the monochrome for ease of viewing – some color variations may appear on negatives
– These came from a box labelled: Sept 1947 – this does not guarantee accurate dating, though it is assumed to be somewhat accurate

 
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Automobile Club of Southern California

• CATEGORIES: Features, Fire/Police/Industry Vehicles

Bill Reiss shared these photos he took of a modified CJ-3B used by the Automobile Club of Southern California. It was a feature of the Los Angeles Auto Show earlier this week. (See an example of the club’s 2A set up from 1949 here).

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1948 Jeep Ad Rainy Weather is Duck Soup

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old News Articles

This ad appeared in the Oxford Ledger on March 10, 1948, published by A. B. Clothier & Son out of Oxford, Michigan. It later appeared in the Leelanau County times on March 25, 1948, published by Harry’s Service Center, Traverse City, Michigan.

A.B. Clothier Ad:

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1947 Ad Jeeps Speed-up Golf Course Work on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

Time magazine featured this ad in it February 03, 1947, issue.

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1946 Bulletin: “The Jeep as a Source of Power …”

• CATEGORIES: Documents, Features

The 1946 Bulletin “The Jeep as a Source of Power and Transportation on Farms and Ranches in Texas” was written by Harris Pearson Smith, Chief of the Division of Agricultural Engineering in the State of Texas. It is available for download off of the Hathitrust.org site. The pamphlet includes a variety of farm images.

Cover of booklet:

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Image 1 compares a WWII jeep used for testing vs. a CJ-2 (note the lack of a fuel inlet and the WWII grille; also looks like JEEP is printed on the windshield) received in April of 1945 for additional testing:
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Image 2 describes an early drawbar experiment that was later ruled too narrow:1951-case-histories-of-advertising-images2The last image of the bulletin provides evidence that the jeep can get stuck:

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1951 Short Case History of Willys-Overland Advertising

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

The following analysis of Willys-Overland advertising was included as part of the 1951 book “Case Histories of Advertising When Oversold“. One example shows how Sunkist growers used advertising in WWII to switch users from canned fruit to fresh fruit and from occasional customers to steady customers. Not much detail in any of these, but kind of interesting (to me anyway).

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1956 AD for 4-Wheel-Drive ‘Jeep’ Vehicles on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad emphasized that “only 4-Wheel-Drive ‘Jeep’ vehicles do so many jobs so well!”. It appeared in the May 1956 issue of The American City magazine, page 177.

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