Antique Bing ca. 1912-1914 Hand Lacquered Street Paver with Tamper German Tin Steam Toy Hirschberg Collection *SOLD*
Gebrüder Bing ca. 1912-1914 Hand Lacquered Street Paver with Tamper German Tin Steam Toy Hirschberg Collection
This is a nice ca. 1912-1914 tin hand lacquered steam toy accessory made by Gebrüder Bing of Nuremberg, Germany. This was purchased from the Morton A. Hirschberg collection. A similar type of steam toy ca. 1930 can be found in Morton A. Hirschberg’s Steam Toys: A Symphony in Motion on pg. 51
This is a highly detailed steam accessory with a realistic street paver with a tamper that tamps the street when the crank is turned. This wonderful steam toy works smoothly when cranked. Our example of this piece is in great all original condition with no restorations, repairs, or touch ups. The paint is good overall with the usual patina, scratches, scuffs and chips that are seen with age and play. The whole toy is approximately 4 ¾” in length and 5 ¾” tall. We encourage you to examine the photographs to further determine condition and quality.
A brief history of Bing Corp./Gebrüder Bing
Bing Corp. New York City, New York
Operated between 1924 – 1935
Founded by: John Bing
Bing Corp. was a spin-off of their German firm, Gebrüder Bing. The mainly served as jobber for their parent firm with mechanical boats, zeppelins, and steam engines.
Gebrüder Bing Nuremberg, Germany
Operated between 1866 – 1933
Founded by: Brothers Ignatius and Adolph Bing
Gebrüder Bing specialized in a wide-range of spring-driven toys, cars, buses, boats. Perhaps its biggest coup was a line of trains initiated in 1882. Bing went under during the crash of 1929; Karl Bub acquired the toy trains division and Fleischmann the toy boats.
|Dimensions||10 × 10 × 10 in|