Huki Kienberger & Co. (HK) Rare Red Tin Lithographed Friction Motorcycle German Toy for Sale
Huki Kienberger & Co. (HK) Rare Red Tin Lithographed Friction Motorcycle German Toy
We have for you a rare ca. 1950’s tin, friction, lithographed, red motorcycle manufactured by Huki Kienberger & Co. (HK) of Nürnberg, Germany.
This piece shows very little play wear. When revved up his friction motor causes him to fly across the floor. The mechanism works great and this little guy rides as he should.
Our example of this HUKI motorcycle is in excellent all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch ups. The lithos on this are bright and impressive. This piece shows the usual patina, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. It is approximately 7 ¼” L. This would be a great and impressive addition to any collection. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of Huki Kienberger & Co. (HK) of Nürnberg, Germany:
In 1910, Hubert Kienberger founded HUKI, Kienberger & Co., in Nürnberg, Germany. They specialized in mainly producing Penny Toys and animals on wheels. Before WWII, they used the brand name KiCo, which was later altered into HUKI for the first two letters of Herbert Kienberger’s first and last name. In 1943, they had an unfortunate event in which the company was destroyed by a fire. This stopped production for some time, but by 1951 they were back up and producing toys again. The company history gets hazy, but sometime during the second half of the 1970’s Huki ceased to exist. What may have attributed to Huki’s downfall was that they always produced tin toys and did not change to plastic cars like many other manufacturers. They had developed new toy models until the late sixties; in their last decade (or less) they only produced from their old molds.
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|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 12 in|