Vintage 1950's Asahi Tin-Plate Tow Truck, Made In Japan.
This is a 1950's tow truck in more than excellent shape.
It is a rudimentary design and looks to be based on a 1940's USA tow truck.
it has friction drive on the front wheels.
The tow hook is connected to a chain and is activated through a hand-crank mechanism.
It is marked "Made in Japan" on the right hand side of the bed (see picture).
It does not appear to have been played with and is in close to mint condition with some very minor surface rust on the inside of the bed.
It is some 22 cm or 8.75 inches long excluding the boom.