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G&K Greppert & Kelch Wind-Up Tin Taxi Litho Germany *SOLD*

G&K Greppert & Kelch Wind-up Tin Taxi Litho Germany

Our turn of the century German windup has a prestige about it and authenticity.  It obviously lived a cared-for life, as the wheels exhibit very little wear.  The original driver is present as is the gold wash railing.  It is a very challenging toy to find and simply needs the lantern reattached.

Toy: G&K Taxi
Country: Germany, 1930’s
Action: Windup
Condition: Very Good Condition
Missing 1 headlamp and second is present but detached.
Hard to find and rare.

 

 

A brief history of Greppert & Kelch of Brandenberg, Germany:

In 1919 Greppert and Kelch founded Greppert & Kelch (G&K) in Wredowstrasse in Brandenburg, Germany. The mid-1920s appears to have been the height of their popularity when G & K took over Metz & Duncker” founded in 1892 and the firm “Tellus Works” founded in 1910. In addition to the logo “G & K ” more and more toys became the brand ” Gundka ” and “Gundka Werke” which was derived from the name of the founders Greppert and Kelch. In 1931, parts of Oro-Werke were taken over to add to the companies list of quality toy companies they absorbed. The company specialized in small lithographed tin mechanical toys.

Additional information

Weight 1.2 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 10 in