Call Us! 1-727-777-4206
Today!

Gebrüder Bing ca. 1898 Brass Vertical Steam Engine Mechanical Workshop #8904 German Steam Toy for Sale

$2,715.00

Gebrüder Bing ca. 1898 Brass Vertical Steam Engine Mechanical Workshop #8904 German Steam Toy

This is a really interesting ca. 1898 brass vertical steam engine mechanical workshop on wood plinth that was manufactured by Gebrüder Bing of Nuremberg, Germany. 

This beautiful vertical Bing steam engine comes with a 1-wick burner and is in original condition. This workshop is composed of a transmission, 2 revolving benches, 1 drill press, and a grindstone. We did not try to run it; however, it looks ready for action after a proper inspection. It is nailed onto a wooden plinth that sets off the toy with a beautiful backdrop. 

Our example of this Bing brass vertical steam engine mechanical workshop is in excellent 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. It is approximately 27 ½” L x 5 ¾” W x 9″ H. We encourage you to examine the photographs to further determine condition and quality. 

  

 

A brief history of Bing Corp./Gebrüder Bing: 

  

Bing Corp. New York City, New York 

Operated between 1924 – 1935 

Founded by: John Bing 

Bing Corp. was a spin-off of their German firm, Gebrüder Bing. The mainly served as jobber for their parent firm with mechanical boats, zeppelins, and steam engines. 

  

Gebrüder Bing Nuremberg, Germany 

Operated between 1866 – 1933 

Founded by: Brothers Ignatius and Adolph Bing 

Gebrüder Bing specialized in a wide-range of spring-driven toys, cars, buses, boats. Perhaps its biggest coup was a line of trains initiated in 1882. Bing went under during the crash of 1929; Karl Bub acquired the toy trains division and Fleischmann the toy boats. 

1 in stock

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Dimensions 30 × 15 × 15 in