Marklin/Gebrüder Maerklin Tin & Brass Medium #8047 Coastal Gun *SOLD*

Marklin/Gebrüder Maerklin Tin & Brass Medium #8047 Coastal Gun

This is a Marklin medium coastal gun toy made of tin and brass. The cannon is handcrafted and hand-painted, with this variation being produced around 1934. It features a faint Marklin crest on the barrel. As per catalog specifications, it is rotatable, rear-loading, adjustable in height, with a walkway, stairs, protective shield, and burnished tube. The base has a diameter of 10.5 cm and a length of 13 cm. Designed for use with rubber grenades 8161/4; ready for firing!



A brief history of Gebruder Maerklin (or Marklin) of Goppingen, Germany   

1859 to date   

Founder: Theodor Friedrich Wilhelm Märklin and his wife, Caroline Märklin   

Specialty: Originated as a maker of doll-sized tinplate kitchenware. When their sons took over the business in 1888, the firm name was changed to Gebruder Maerklin and they branched out to add a variety of enameled tinplate boats, carousels, and aeronautical toys. Introduced first standardized tinplate tracks in 1891. Maerklin switched to plastic train sets in the late 1950s. They were unsurpassed in the production of clockwork, steam, and electric trains. 

Known As: Gebruder Maerklin, Maerklin Bros. & Co., or Marklin   

Additional information

Weight 1.75 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 9 × 6 in