Marklin Blimp Toy aka Zeppelin Tin Windup *SOLD*
Marklin Blimp Toy aka Zeppelin Tin Windup For Sale
This tin air ship a.k.a. Zeppelin is a beautiful survivor of WW1, Ww2, and the ravages of 110 years of age. Our Zeppelin is model 5402 and at 12″ in length.
Construction is metal and tin, hand soldered together and then hand painted. Even the banner and “cables” for the gondolas have been hand made.
Condition is original and very good with traces of discoloration in the cream at seams, light chips, and age as expected. The celluloid propeller has a crack and has been rebonded with tape. Fan blades have small amounts of surface corrosion.
Gebruder Maerklin (Marklin) Goppingen, Germany
1859 to date
Founder: Theodor and his wife, Caroline Maerklin
Specialty: Originated as a maker of doll-sized tinplate kitchenware. When sons took over the business in 1888, firm name was changed to Gebruder Maerklin. Branched out to a variety of enameled tinplate boats, carousels, aeronautical toys. Unsurpassed in production of clockwork, steam, and electric trains. Introduced first standardized tinplate tracks in 1891. Maerklin switched to plastic train sets in the late 1950s.
|Dimensions||20 × 12 × 12 in|