Tin 707 circa 1962

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Tin 707 circa 1962

Postby sandmanoverhaul » Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:31 pm

Can you all with the tin knowledge help? I have the following request to ID a particular toy airplane from another collector-

Tom,
My father was Cincinnati based Line mechanic for American Airlines from 1951 - to 1965 when the maintenance base was moved to Tulsa. He then became chief of airplane operations at Proctor and Gamble. When I was a kid, he purchased several airplanes thru American. One was a DC-7, but the best was a Boeing 707. The 707 was battery powered. When turned on a sequence of events happened. The forward passenger door opened and a attendant appeared. The windows were white depicting an empty plane. Then the door closed, and passengers appeared while the engines started. Then the plane would taxi. The plane would then stop, engines off and door reopened. This was a very high quality airplane. Are you familiar with it, and if so, who made it? I want to find a very nice clean working example if possible. The plane was payroll deducted if the employee bought them. The limit was two, and Dad got two - one for me, and one for my best friend. This was around 1962- 1963 time period.

Many Thanks,
Tom Sanders
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Re: Tin 707 circa 1962

Postby Toyplaneguy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:08 pm

Just saw this on EBAY. Could be the one?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AMERICAN-AIRLI ... SwVRtaXtbB
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Re: Tin 707 circa 1962

Postby Tone » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:51 pm

This sounds like a description of the Yonezawa toys 707 sold through AHI. It was a large and elaborate scale model.
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Re: Tin 707 circa 1962

Postby sandmanoverhaul » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:06 pm

Thanks guys! client says that is the toy that he remembers. Actually found one on YouTube.

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Re: Tin 707 circa 1962

Postby Tone » Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:46 pm





These are NOT mine. I do have a similar friction version with "Jupiter Super Jet" titles.
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