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Lehmann Tin Lithographed Windup No. 940 “Mama Paak” in Box & Friction No. 903 “Paak-Paak” for Sale


Lehmann Tin Lithographed Windup No. 940 “Mama Paak” in Box & Friction No. 903 “Paak-Paak”

This is a tin, lithographed, windup pairing of a no. 940 “Mama Paak” in box & a friction No. 903 “Paak-Paak” that were manufactured by the Ernest Lehmann Co. of Brandenburg, Germany.    

When wound with its legs mama duck moves forward and her legs go around and round. Baby duck is friction and when revved up he goes forward. Both are in working condition. The box is in great to excellent condition.

These pieces are great to mint in box and all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. These pieces show the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that is to be expected from age and play. These are approximately 3″ L (baby duck) and 5″ L (mama duck). 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. 

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 9 in