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
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.
|Dimensions||10 × 10 × 10 in|