LEGO set 1247 (1955 /56- Dk)
SET 1247 (Esso Pump)- Denmark 1955

This is an old Danish set that, from the box type must date from 1955 or 1956. The illustration depicts one of the sides of the box. (to see the other side visit the page on Set 1248).

The top of the interior drawer shows the contents and is the 1955 design. The interior and bottom of the inner drawer of the box do not have any decoration. Both box tops are identical.

The contents correspond to the box tops illustrations. But the decals on the pumps are different from those of a similar set bought in Portugal circa 1958. Both pump and post are marked underside with the LEGO "dogbone" logo. This set is said to have included three 1X1 round bricks with an esso decal, as makebelieve barrels. I have never seen any contemporary image showing such barrels associated with this set. Needless to say, this particular example had none.

João Manuel Mimoso, November 04, 2009
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