Gama Toys Tin Lithographed Windup No. 8 Krokodil Sparkling Crocodile for Sale
Gama Toys Tin Lithographed Windup No. 8 Krokodil Sparkling Crocodile
We have for you a super clean, tin, lithographed, clockwork no. 8 krokodil/sparkling crocodile that was manufactured by Gama Toys of Fürth, Germany.
When wound with his original key (included) this small crocodile travels forward and sparks shoot out of his mouth. The clockwork mechanism on this works and is strong. The sparker in its mouth still emits sparks.
This piece 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, missing accessories, and wear that is to be expected from age and very light play. This is approximately 6 ½” L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of Gama Toys of Fürth, Germany:
According to Edward Force, Gama is the acronym for Georg Adam MAngold, who started the company in Fürth, Germany in 1882 making tinplate mechanical toys. Most toy production up through World War II and up until the late 1950s was lithographed tinplate.
In the early 1940s, toy tanks were popular and offered in various sizes including 3.5 and 7 inches in length. The destruction of World War II disrupted production as with other German makers such as Märklin and Schuco. In the late 1940s, production was started again under the auspices of the U.S.
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|Dimensions||7 × 7 × 6 in|