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Hausser-Elastolin ca. 1937 Tin Hand Painted No. 743 Searchlight Truck for Sale


Hausser-Elastolin ca. 1937 Tin Hand Painted No. 743 Searchlight Truck

We have a beautiful ca 1937 Hausser-Elastolin searchlight truck for sale.  This tin toy is hand painted and with rubber tires.  -Toy is No 743.

The searchlight appears to be the Krupp brand and style.

There are six wheels present with the proper two spares.  The suspension has some spring and movement as designed.

The toy comes to us from a deep California collection and was collected in the 1970s.  The figures are clean but fragile, the flag has a bend in it.  Tires have minor cracks from age.  Paintwork is very good to excellent with a light dust.

Red, white, and black command flag is present.  Electric lights are untested.  The searchlight rotates properly.



A brief history of Elastolin-Hausser/O. & M. Hausser of Ludwigsburg, Germany:

1904 – 1983

Founder: Otto and Max Hausser

Specialty: Dolls, toys, and military miniatures of composition sawdust and glue, made under the name “Elastolin”.  The company also made still banks from 1929-1939.

The Hausser family and company began in 1904 by two brothers Otto and Max in Ludwigsburg, near Stuttgart (Southern Germany).  They began trading dolls and toys as well as manufacturing dolls under the Muller & Freyer name.  About 1912 they began making figures 10-14 cm and later 7 cm sizes.  Around this time they began marketing their composition figures under the “Elastolin” line.  Vehicles often received the official family namesake “Hausser” toys.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 12 × 12 in