Vintage ITO Toy Submarine Battery Operated Made in Japan

Vintage ITO Toy Submarine Battery Operated Made in Japan

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Regular price $1,450.00 $1,100.00 Sale

 Scarce example of vintage battery operated wood toy submarine Made in Japan after WW2. This submarine toy was highly regarded by the American soldiers stationed in Japan after the WW2  War. This subs are the coolest looking and the most sought after of the wooden handcrafted toys from that era. The toy was build about 70 years ago of wood, has a small electric TMY motor, (amazing original electrical wires), two original electric switches, 3 working electric lights (central reflector is original, port starboard lights later replacement), twin propellers,  many detailed metal fittings and stanchions. The original burgundy and light blue paint is in excellent condition with minor crakes and scratches due to the age. Some of the metal parts and the original guns was lost over time. The electric engine is still working well and and can be started by pushing down one of the two switches situated in the rear of the submarine. Amazingly the delicate wire and simple electrical circuit under the coning tower still works. The submarine comes with a aftermarket wood display. Dimensions : 27 inches x 6 inches x 5 inches.

Excellent display item or restoration project.