Thsi aerial ladder truck was manufactured in Japan during the 1950's. M.F.D. stands for Mound Fire Department, which is located in Mound, Minnesota. This is a friction toy that also features a ringing bell while moving. It is pressed steel with lithographed tin firemen emblems, a movable ladder and rubber tires.
Ralph L. Tomlinson Toy Collection, "Learning Through Play" Exhibit in Leatherby Library
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