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Nomura (TN) Tin Lithographed Battery Operated “Charlie Weaver Bartender” for Sale


Nomura (TN) Tin Lithographed Battery Operated “Charlie Weaver Bartender”

We have a very interesting battery-operated, tin, lithographed “Charlie Weaver Bartender” manufactured by Nomura Toy Industrial Co., Ltd. (T.N) of Tokyo Japan. 

Not for kids, but for grown kids!  We have Charlie Weaver, the bartender toy for sale.  It works too!

Charlie is quite a complex battery op, where the martini is shaken, the arms raise and lower, he pours, the face gestures, and we got a small puff of smoke.   Great toy, great action, adult drinking theme!

Rosko toys is the importer of Mr. Weaver, but we traced it to T.N. or Nomura toys.




A brief history of Nomura Toy Industrial Co., Ltd. (T.N) of Tokyo Japan:    

Nomura Toy Industrial Co., Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, also known as TN, was one of the biggest and most prolific of all postwar Japanese toy makers. Nomura is believed to have manufactured toys from the late 1940s through the 1970s. The letters “T.N” within the diamond logo means that the company is often referred to as TN or Toys Nomura. A wide range of tinplate toys had this logo emblazoned on their boxes whilst its later die-cast toys simply featured ‘Nomura toy’ on their boxes.    

Nomura was an early manufacturer in the tin toy world of Japan. They opened their doors in the late 1940s and quickly dominated the marketplace with colorful, original tin toy vehicles. They produced a wide variety of mechanical and battery (Electromobile) operated toys, military and civilian vehicles, space toys, and novelty items. They are responsible for many Astro Boy and Tetsujin 28 toys. As well as, creating many Robby the Robot and Sparky robot toys; all were classics.    

By the mid-1970 ′s, like many other Japanese toy companies, it had to make the move into die-cast to survive.  Their toy designs have even reappeared with the company Masudaya Modern Toys (MT). Nomura continued in one form or another until 1992 when they were bought out by the largest toy company of the time Hasbro. 

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in