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Gamma Toys Tin Clown with Rocking Horse for Sale

$295.00

Gamma Toys tin Clown with Rocking Horse for sale

Our Gamma toy has bright lithography in intense orange, aqua, and yellow colors.  The horse is an overly complicated (in a good German way) windup that flips forward and back.  The rocking horse has a moving clown on top for effect.

This toy is in original working condition with minor usage.  It is a great survivor of post World War 2 Germany and a nice addition to a character toy collection.

Gama toys was founded in 1882, Nuremberg, Germany by Georg Adam Mangold. According to Edward Force, Gama is the acronym for Georg Adam MAngold, who started the company in 1882 making tinplate mechanical toys. Early Gamma toys are quite beautiful and often mis-attributed to Carette, for instance the Felix the Cat hand painted tin. Post WW1 toy production until the late 1950s was mostly lithographed tinplate.

 

A brief history of Gama Toys of Fürth, Germany:

 

Toys like this were some of the first Post WW2 toys to come out of Germany.  The lithography and detail was very good and very evocative of the war effort.  In fact, this potentially was made just before the war, as soon the German toys paid tribute to US tanks with US stars, and American references.  Ours is more German home-front in style from 1940 or so.

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 1950’s was lithographed tinplate.

In the early 1940’s, 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 1940’s, production was started again under the auspices of the U.S.

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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in