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Reil & Co. Rare Tin Lithographed Windup Mechanical Fire Pumper Truck #217 for Sale

$340.00

Reil & Co. Rare Tin Lithographed Windup Mechanical Fire Pumper Truck #217

We have for you a rare tin, windup, lithographed fire pumper manufactured by Reil & Co. of Brandenburg, Germany.

When wound with its dedicated key this fire pumper moves forward. The windup mechanism on this works as it should.

Our example of this Reil & Co. Fire pumper truck is in excellent original condition with no breaks, repairs, or touch ups. The driver has been professionally restored with a period correct figure. This piece shows the usual patina, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. It is approximately 6 ½” L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.

 

 

A brief history of Reil & Co of Brandenburg, Germany:  

Reil & Metz was founded in 1882 by Fritz Reil & Johannes Metz in Brandenburg, Germany. Around 1892, Reil & Metz became the two separate companies of Metz & Duncker and Reil & Co. With Johannes Metz going his own way, Waldemar Blechschmidt joined in a partnership with Fritz Reil to become Reil & Co.

In 1908, George Muller joined the company and Reil & Co. became Oro with both companies under the majority ownership by Fritz Reil. In 1913, Blechschmidt left the company but it continued on until 1931 when a world-wide depression caused them to cease production.

There is evidence that the company was absorbed in to Gundka (G & K) or its successor United Plate Toy Factories. These companies all seem to intermingle in interesting and confusing ways which may be why it is so hard to find a lot on this particular company.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in