Fire Engine - Fire Truck
# Photo ref. TT's Tomte Collection
(N) Brannbilen - Teddy og Jumbo
Tomte No. 738
Med fløyte - pipelyd ved trykking - såkalt "Pip eller Piip"
Made in Soft Plastic - (Early mix PVC)
"Teddy & Jumbo"
"A Squeaking Toy" - Great for Young Children!
(Year made not verified on these first models - maybe from 1953 - 1958)
More info - ads. needed and wanted!
ÅSMUND S. LÆRDAL - STAVANGER - NORWAY
(NB! Number in Tom's Private Collection - New Catalog 2013 - No factory number on the toy)
- Tomte's 1.st Fire Truck in - Soft Rubber - "Vinyl" - 1.st. "Fire-Engine" -
(N) Tomte's 1.ste Brannbil i Spesialblandet - Myk-Plast - Harpiks/PVC
No.1. Tomte Laerdal - Stavanger - Made in Norway
Size - Scale 1:20
Length - 20 cm - Widt -- 8 cm - Height - 10 cm with firemen/wheels
Named: "TOMTE" in BIG letters on Front (Easy to recognize)
Also named underneath - front end ! : Check it out!
ÅSMUND S. LÆRDAL STAVANGER NORWAY (Cap.letters)
Info - Description
Red soft rubber body - The driver in front is -
The Fire Chief "Teddy" - (Teddy-bear),
red body with blue overall and black "Fire-Chief-Helmet".
The 2.nd "Fire-man" in the back, - The Elephant "Jumbo"
(Ref. Disney's Dumbo)
- is in blue body with black helmet, he is ready as "Pumping-man"
with his trunk to "pump" water from his water-tank in front of him.
With his trunk - he's ready to take out any fire by spraying water on it
with his trunk!
Nearly as a Fairytale - just as we children
read in our Comic's books in the 1950'ies
The soft rubber body has a "Fire-Engine" - "look a like" - body
with fire-truck-tools on both sides (relieff - some silver painted) -
left side - fire extinguisher, fireaxe, ladder + div. -
On right side - fire extinguisher, fireaxe, waterhoses and fire-hose-nozzeles
The first Tomte model has black rubber wheels on metall axels - all wheels named on both outer-and-inner-side with:
CAP. PRESSED LETTERS:
"TOMTE TOYS - STAVANGER - NORWAY"
Made and Seen with and without tin-plated hub-caps
Later version - My ref. A-2 -
Made with blue wheels with chromed "tin-plate" hub-caps
A Squeaker or "Pip" in the back! Press
to give a Whistling Sound!
(Just as on The Anne Dolls)
"A Squeaking Toy" - Great for
NB! My model is stained with som blue markings from a young boys ink-markings.
It has truely been played with!
Note: 1.st model
is not really in Vinyl but a special mix of rubber and art.f. resin (N "harpiks") - but mostly in very many publications and ads - it is referred to as "Vinyl" - easy recognized..
Note: There is one earlier Fire-Truck - Model made in Wood!
In the years after WW-2 - there
was in Norway 1945-55 not allowed to import toys, we should get our own country up and running, start factories and make our own products and TOYS!
So the first toys for Children born in Norway in the 1940-50-ies where mostly made in wood!
Så denne "Brannbilen med
Teddy og Jumbo" var fantastisk og en "Revolusjon" for oss barn!
Jeg vil nesten si for "Oss Gutter" - for jentene den gang - var den "Anne-Dukken"
som stod på ønskelisten til Jul og fødselsdagen!
I, myself, was lucky enough to have an aunt that fled to Sweden during
the WW-2, married a Swede - and they always send us brothers (3 - 1949-53-57) great Tin-Plate Toys - Made in Japan!