Circus Jeep No56, friction-powered (Ichiko)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Circus Jeep No56, friction-powered (Ichiko)

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location:
Arch Three , Area 45
The Circus (display)

A red friction-powered Circus Jeep, "No.55", with original box, made by Ichiko, Japan, in the 1960s

The jeep has a silver front bumper, yellow check-lined seats and high-profile "splash" lettering on its roof front and sides reading "Circus Jeep". It's also decorated with a large snarling tiger-head against a solid black circle on the roof, and an elephant head against a black triangle on the bonnet.

The "NO56" lettering is on the sides of the bonnet.