Lehmann Tin Lithographed Windup No. 425 Storrischer Esel “The Balky Mule” Clown & Donkey Cart *SOLD*
Lehmann Tin Lithographed Windup No. 425 Storrischer Esel “The Bulky Mule” Clown & Donkey Cart
This is a tin, lithographed, windup no. 425 Storrischer Esel “The Balky Mule” clown & donkey cart manufactured by the Ernest Lehmann Co. of Brandenburg, Germany.
When wound with its dedicated key this working windup travels forward.
This piece is in good all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. It is approximately 7 ¼” L. 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. was 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 Lehmanns 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||8 × 8 × 8 in|