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Stanely W. Smale’s Magnetic Sweeper

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: I love it when I can combine old photos with documentation. In this case, I discovered that Stanley W. Smale had filed a patent for his metal sweeper. Stanley filed his Magnetic Sweeper patent on January 10, 1950.

From his patent: “An object of this invention is to provide an apparatus of such size and mobility that it can be used to remove ferrous articles from roads, parking lots or any surface over which vehicles may travel, in an effective, speedy and economical manner.

Another object of this invention is to provide a mobile magnetic field of sufficient force to not only pick up loose items, but pieces embedded below the surface which might normally be forced upwardly through the surface by frost or other disturbing influences.”

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One Post, The Jeep Goes International, is from 2015 and included this excerpt:

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Original Post from June 2014: “Press Photo Stanley Smale & magnet equipped Jeep for sweeping metal”

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A Couple Extended Jeeps

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Roger Martin spotted both of these jeeps on Facebook.

The first one was describe by Jim Burrill as a British Jeep during Operation Veritable.

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The second jeep was posted by Norberto Boddy and was extended in the middle (CJ-2L-like). I tried to hunt down “Crescent Poultry Products”, but didn’t have any luck. The phone number seems strange, as it include an “L” in it; anyone recognize that phone number construction?

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Unknown “Sedan” Jeep

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Sedan-jeep

Norberto Boddy posted this to Facebook. I don’t have any info about it.

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1945 Baby Jeep and Military Police Photo

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

UPDATE: Fred provided information indicating the photo was taken around 1945 at the Place de la Concorde in Paris.

Roger Martin shared this photo from Facebook.

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1944 Photo of a Press Jeep in Paris

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was published in the October 21, 1944, issue of the Saturday Evening Post.

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1942 Photo of Ford GP in London

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

UPDATE: The caption and date are slightly different between this current pic on eBay and its predecessor from 2013 (at bottom).

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“1942 Press Photo U.S. Army Soldiers ride down London street in Military Jeep. .This is an original press photo. Four American doughboys ride down a London street in a peculiarly American vehicle, one of Uncle Sammy’s jeeps. Note how they are overshadowed by the familiar London double-deck bus. U.S. Army in London Photo measures 6.25 x 9.5 inches. Photo is dated 03-15-1942.”

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This version of the photo was auctioned in 2013 on eBay. It has the date of March 13, 1942. The caption includes the verbiage, “A ‘Jeep’ comes to London Town”.

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WWII Photographer Estate Sale Milwaukee, WI

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Allan shared the news that Jake Skoric, a photographer with who took photos before during (in the South Pacific) and after WWII will have his photos being sold over the next three days. As you can see in the preview photos here, there are thousands of photos being sold.

Read the story here: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2019/04/05/estate-sale-features-unusual-gallery-6-000-black-and-white-photos/3368768002/

View the estate sale info here: https://www.estatesales.net/WI/Milwaukee/53220/2166789

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Photo of Lengthened WWII Jeep on eBay

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This MB has been lengthened.

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“Offered is an original WWII time period photograph. The picture measures approximately 2″ x 2.25″. It belonged to a GI who served as a medic with the 1st BN Aid Station attached to the 1306th Engineer General Service Regiment under the 3rd Army.”

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Negatives of Early Jeep Wagon and Girl on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

There’s something about these two photos I find simultaneously hypnotic and eerie (maybe ghostly?). I can’t quite figure out why that is. I can feel the wind blowing in them.

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“*1940’s – 50’s
(2) 2 1/4″ B&W Negatives
** Jeep Willys Wagon **
*** Medium Format Film ***
See Photos”

 
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1954 “In Uruguay” Ad on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Old Images

This two-page ad is supposed to be from a 1954 magazine. The seller does not provide the magazine or specific issue date.

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Photos of WWII Jeep Stuck in Sand on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

With all those people around, why not try to pick it up and out of the hole? These may have been taken on the Oregon Coast.

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“Three original photos of a flat fender Willys Jeep getting stuck in the sand. The bottom photo measures 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″, The top two photos measures 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. Great condition.”

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1945 Photo of Weasel Testing

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

This photo was published in the February 09, 1945, issue of the Saturday Evening Post, page 12. It shows a Weasel getting a muddy test with a jeep next to it.

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1943 Photo of Roosevelt in Casablanca on eBay

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Note the modified side entrance of this jeep on the February 2, 1943, photo of President Roosevelt.

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1944 Photo of Jeep in Which a Nurse was Wounded on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

A nurse was wounded in this jeep on Saipan in 1944.

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“ORIGINAL WWII PHOTO – ORIGINAL TO THE TIME – NOT A COPY, SCAN, OR REPRO
QUANTITY: 1 – See the other original WWI & WWII photos that I have listed.
ITEM: Original WWII CONFIDENTIAL photo of Jeep that US Army Nurse 2nd Lt. Helen Lynch was wounded in on Saipan, 1944. Part of a large group of original PTO photos that I am listing. Most are of the Invasion and Occupation of Saipan and a few are of Tinian.

DATE: 1944 – photo does not glow under a black light.
SIZE: 3.75″ x 5”
CONDITION: Very Good; See scans..
BACK: Has paper tag with hand-typed description. Stamped “CONFIDENTIAL”. See last scan.”

 
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Jeep Pics From Ebay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

Here are an assortment of jeep-related pics on eBay

  1. British Airborne jeep with littler attached. This is a negative. Seller has other, similar negatives.
    View all the information on Ebay:
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  2. Person in jeep. View all the pics on eBay:
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  3. 1945 Photo of USMC jeep. This photo comes from a scrapbook that includes a history of its owner, Marine Captain Lewis Brazeal: View all the information on ebay:
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  4. 1944 Photo of US Navy Officer in Penarth, Wales, with Welsh Terror on the jeep hood. View all the information on eBay:
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Year? CJ-5 Photo on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images

I’m guessing this photo was part of the 1955 CJ-5 introduction?

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“Vintage Jeep Vehicles News & Photos Press Photo KAISER JEEP CORPORATION”

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Year? CJ-2A & Trailer Project Photo on eBay

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Is that a truck-bed trailer?

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“Vintage Jeep Vehicles News & Photos Press Photo WILLY’S 8 X 10”

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1942 Photo of Jeep Lashed to a Raft on eBay

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This photo captures a military test of a jeep lashed to a raft in a Los Angeles lagoon.

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“1942 Press Photo La, Calif. Army jeep on a raft in Army demonstration. Photo measures 9 x 7 inches. Photo is dated 7-3-1942.”

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2 1950 Photos of Unloading Jeep in Korea on eBay

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The price on these two identical photos is good. The photo appears to have been taken on September 20, 1950.

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“Original Korean War Press Photo dated 1950. (2 identical) Jeep unloaded from a Flying Boxcar plane at Kimpo Airport, taken by Photographer Stanley Tretick. 7X9″ the image itself is a bit grainy but theyre in great shape.”

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1942 Saturday Evening Post with A Ford GP

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs, Features, Old Images

On pages 48-29 of the August 15, 1942, Saturday Evening post featured an ad by the United State Rubber Company titled “Here’s Where Your Rubber is Going”. The ad included a Ford GP.

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Sedan-Jeep From Facebook

• CATEGORIES: Features, Old Images, Sedan-jeep

Farrell Fox shared this photo of what I call a “Sedan-Jeep” on Facebook. There was no year or caption. I loosely define a sedan-jeep as one which has had some kind of custom top and/or fenders, added that make the jeep a little more car-like.

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1945 Photo of a Jeep stuck in Philippine Mud

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This photo appeared in the February 03, 1945, issue of the Saturday evening Post, page 18.

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1944 Article — The Jeep: A Mystery

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This article was published on June 29, 1944, in the Sotoyome Scimitar newspaper out of Healdsburg, California. Mario shared it on Facebook.

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November 1941 ‘Our New Army’ Pics

These pics were part of an article in the November 11, 1945, issue of Colliers.

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Re-Enacting the DeAnza Jeep Cavalcade April 6, 2019

• CATEGORIES: Event, Features, Magazine, Old Images

Steve Bovee just contacted me about the upcoming 70th anniversary of the De Anza Jeep Cavalcade, aka Hemet-Borrego Jeep Cavalcade.

He writes, “Willys Jeeps and Flat Fenders Welcome … Next month will be the 70th anniversary of the De Anza Jeep Cavalcade aka Hemet-Borrego Jeep Cavalcade. Some 400 vehicles, mostly Willys Jeeps, went on this epic off-roading event April 2, 1949.

To celebrate the anniversary a few flat fenders will be getting together on April 6th and will be retracing the original route, as much as possible. There might be several starting points, but the main one will be in Hemet and as in the first run we will travel south through Battista Canyon, stop in Anza for a snack and photo shoot and then head out to Coyote Canyon. Coyote Canyon part of the trail is for the brave at heart and there is only one way in and one way out so I’m sure some of us will stop there.”

You can read more about the original Cavalcade in this July 1979 article from Desert Magazine (below), which can also be found on Archive.org.

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