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Carette Tin Lithographed Organ Grinder Music Box Steam Toy Accessory for Sale


Carette Tin Lithographed Organ Grinder Music Box Steam Toy Accessory 

This tin lithographed organ grinder music box steam toy accessory was manufactured by Georges Carette & Co. of Nuremberg, Germany. 

The flywheel turns smoothly and music plays as it is turned. 

This is in great all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 4 ¼” L x 3 ½” W. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition. 



A brief history of Georges Carette & Co. of Nuremberg, Germany: 

Georges Carette & Co. was founded in 1886 in Nuremberg, Germany by Georges Carette with the backing of Gebruder Bing. 

Carette specialized in mechanical tin boats, cars, street cars, model trains and trains. Many of Carette’s toys were lithographed. For those that don’t know, Carette toys are treasured for their beautiful multi-colored lithography and detail.  They were produced in large quantities based on production numbers, yet just don’t survive; a testament to their play value for kids. 

In 1917, Carette as a French citizen was deported from Germany, thus closing the firm. 

1 in stock

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 9 in