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HAMMER SPLIT VW V3 (PERUVIAN COPY)

The HAMMER Company was founded by Arthur Hammer in Lüdenscheid, Germany, in 1937 and produced tools for manufacturing thermo and duroplast materials. In 1950, they bought an injection mold machine and started producing small plastic toys.

In the 1950's they produced 2 split window beetle versions in hard plastic; Hammer V1 without chassis, but with black plastic wheels on metal axles and Hammer V2 with wheels as a part of the body, no axles and a clear plastic chassis.

In the 1960's the German mold was most probably sold to South America (Peru) and the toys were produced there in a softer plastic.

This Peruvian Hammer copy V3 has a one-piece plastic body with plastic white wheels on metal axles with cut out windows except for the rear window. It has DBGM and “6” engraved inside. Unlike the German version V1, this Peruvian version never came with a clear plastic insert for the windows.

 

Additional Info

  • Manufacturer: UNKNOWN
  • Scale: 1/78
  • Length: 51mm
  • Production Era: 1960s
  • Country: Peru, South America
  • Materials: Soft plastic
  • Color: Blue, Yellow, but most probably other colors too
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