Lehmann “Heini” #507 Tin Lithographed German Windup Toy *SOLD*
Lehmann “Heini” #507 ca. 1930’s Tin Lithographed German Windup Toy
This is a beautiful hard to find early edition ca. 1930’s tin lithographed windup “Heini” #507 manufactured by the Ernest Lehmann Co. of Brandenburg, Germany.
This toy is stamped “Hieni” and “Made in Germany” as well as patent information and logo. The windup works on this and is very strong. The clockwork mechanism is complete, intact and functional. The front wheel is adjustable so when wound it can go left, right, or forward. It does not come with its original key, but we have included a replacement one.
Our example of this Lehmann “Heini” is in great original condition with no restorations, repairs, breaks or touch ups. This piece is in great overall condition and shows the usual patina, chips, dust, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are normally found with age and play. It is approximately 6” L x 2 ¾” W x 5 ½” H. This would be a great addition to any collection. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of the Ernest Lehmann Co. of Brandenburg, Germany:
The Ernest Lehmann Co was founded in 1881 by Ernest Paul Lehmann in Brandenburg, Germany. Lehmann exported vast quantities of toys to the United States from 1895 to 1929 (excluding years of WWI). In 1921, Mr. Lehmann’s cousin, Johannes Richter joined the firm and built on the Lehmann reputation by patenting toys such as the Skirolf skier. After the Second World War, Ernest Lehmann Co. re-established in 1951 in Nuremberg, Germany.
Lehmann specialized in lithographed tinplate, mechanical transportation toys, and figures known for colorful patina. Some of the most desirable Lehmann’s include: Mr. and Mrs. Lehmann, Dancing Sailor, Icarus, and Autobus. They are most famous for their colorfully lithographed and detailed mechanized tin toys. The company really came into prosperity in the early 20th century when it switched to making lightweight yet intricate tin toys in popular themes at a time when most other toy manufacturers were still making only heavy iron toys.
|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 12 in|