Gebrüder Bing ca. 1931 Tin Lithographed Windup 11/926 Steam Roller for Sale
Gebrüder Bing ca. 1931 Tin Lithographed Windup 11/926 Steam Roller
This is a ca. 1931 tin lithographed windup 11/926 Steam Roller manufactured by Gebrüder Bing of Nuremberg, Germany.
The steam roller has a dedicated windup key and when wound it rolls forward. The front wheel turns so you can make it do circles left or right. While the mechanism does work, it does so without the current band on it. The band that is on is for visuals only and tends to hold the wheel back from rolling properly.
Our example of this piece is in excellent all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch ups. It is in excellent overall condition with the usual patina, scratches, scuffs, surface rust and chips that are seen with age and play. The steam roller is approximately 9” L x 6 ½” 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.
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|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 12 in|