Searchlight Lorry, camouflaged (Mettoy)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

Searchlight Lorry, camouflaged (Mettoy)

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location:

Arch Two , Area 17
Toy Variety (display)


1940s


A green, brown and yellow camouflaged Searchlight Lorry made by Mettoy in the 1940s.

Mettoy camouflaged Searchlight Lorry


The searchlight bed has tinplate khaki-clad "searchlight operator" figures, and the lorry has red bumpers and a brown radiator grille, marked "MADE IN ENGLAND", in gold. The camouflaging includes the lithographed tinplate wheels and tyres.