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Prototype Unit Crane vs. Production Crane

Found this years ago and while looking through my image archive I found this photo. I believe this was referenced from CCM toys. Very interesting to see the difference between a Doepke Prototype and the actual production model in the 50’sdoepke-compare.jpg


Great Doepke Summary

“Model Toys were made by the Charles William Doepke
Company, Inc. of Rossmoyne, Ohio. The name is correctly
pronounced “Dep-key.” When they first appeared on the market
in 1946 they simply stunned the toy industry. There were no
other toys on the market that came even close to the quality,
scale, size, and realism of these “Model Masterpieces” of the