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Ca. Early 1900’s German Tin Steam Toy Accessory M. Hirschberg Collection for Sale


Ca. Early 1900’s German Tin Steam Toy Accessory M. Hirschberg Collection

This antique early 1900’s tin steam accessory of soldiers marching across a scene is a true German artifact. We were unable to find one like it or attribute it to any one maker, but this truly is an engineering marvel with all of the features of German makers of the time. This piece is hand stamped tin, lithographed and hand painted. The winding wheel is strong and when wound the two soldiers march across the scene from one archway to the next before disappearing under the scene and reappearing on the other side. The mechanism works great and the soldiers march as they should while the chain guides them.

This piece was purchased from the Morton A. Hirschberg collection. Steam accessories and toys like this can be found in Morton A. Hirschberg’s Steam Toys: A Symphony in Motion.

Our example of this German steam accessory is in great original condition with no restorations, repairs, breaks or touch ups. This piece is in great overall condition for its age and shows the usual patina, chips, dust, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are normally found with age and display. It is approximately 12 ¼” L x 2” W x 6 ¼” H. This would be a great addition to any windup or steam accessory collection. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 14 in