Doll & Co ca. 1930’s Hand Painted & Lithographed Tin Windmill 748/2 from M. Hirschberg Collection German Steam Accessory Toy for Sale
Doll & Co ca. 1930’s Hand Painted & Lithographed Tin Windmill 748/2 from M. Hirschberg Collection German Steam Accessory Toy
We have for you this ca. 1930’s tin, lithographed and hand painted windmill 748/2 that was manufactured by Doll & Co., of Nüremburg, Germany. This was purchased from the Morton A. Hirschberg collection. This steam toy ca. 1930 can be found in Morton A. Hirschberg’s Steam Toys: A Symphony in Motion on pg. 99
The windmill turns smoothly as it should. The flag has been replaced with more brand and time appropriate replacement.
This Doll & Co. windmill 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. The base is approximately 4 ½” L x 4 ½” with the windmill being approximately 10 ¼” H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of Doll & Co. of Nüremburg, Germany:
Doll & Co. was founded in 1898 in Nüremburg, Germany by tinsmith Peter Doll & John Sondheim with Max Bein (Sondheims nephew) joining as a third partner just before WWI. Doll & Co. specialized in steam toys and steam engines. The company made and sold model steam engines, steam toys and steam accessories such as tractors, cars, trains, saw mills, fountains and Ferris Wheels. Their toys were widely distributed throughout the UK, Europe, and the United States. The company exported a majority of their wares with most of it going to England and the United States.
Around 1935, Doll & Co. was purchased by Fleischmann due to the Aryanization laws in place in Germany. Fleischmann continued to use the Doll& Co. name for a while and the after the war, Fleischmann offered to return the company back to the original owners, but they declined, accepting a buyout of their shares instead.
1 in stock
|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 12 in|