Baier Willys Jeep Lighter with Ashtray
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Made by the Walter Baier Company in U.S. occupied Germany shortly after WW2, the Baier Willys Jeeps were constructed from leftover pieces of munitions and military wares by soldiers recently back from front lines.
This larger five inch version is one of two versions made by Baier (a smaller three inch version without trailer was made as well). The larger versions came with the included ash tray trailer. Sparked by using the door handle, the flame emits from the center of the bonnet and is re-filled via a port underneath the truck. Cigarette compartment is found in the flip-top roof.
Atop the roof is a map commemorating the US zone of occupation in post WW2 Germany.
Signed "Ges Gesch" for the company that made the set.
Measure 9” long with trailer attached. Approximately 3” wide and 3” tall.