Automatic Toy Co. ca. 1965 Tin Lithographed Friction JATO 335 Jet Assisted Takeoff Airplane for Sale
Automatic Toy Co. ca. 1965 Tin Lithographed Friction JATO 335 Jet Assisted Takeoff Airplane
This is a ca. 1965 very hard-to-find, tin, lithographed, friction JATO 335 (Jet Assisted Takeoff Airplane) that was manufactured by the Automatic Toy Co. of Staten Island, New York. We did not find a lot about the Automatic Toy Company; it seems they only sold toys in the 1950’s and 1960’s, but other than that not much else is known.
This JATO is made of heavy gauge tin or medium gauge steel. This one is not perfect, but we felt that it should be included as it is hard to find and even when found has a lot of the same issues. The wheels do not turn easily. The black rubber tires are still intact, but as per usual with toys of this age, they may have petrified, discolored, warped, and/or cracked. We did not notice any issues with the tires. The props are missing, they were made of a more delicate lighter gauge and often replacements are seen on these.
This piece is in great all original condition with restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately a 10” wingspan, and 11” from nose to tail. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
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|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 12 in|