S.G. Gunthermann Tin Lithographed Windup Felix the Cat on Scooter *SOLD
S.G. Gunthermann Tin Lithographed Windup Felix the Cat on Scooter
This is a rare tin, lithographed, windup Felix the Car on scooter manufactured by S.G. Gunthermann of Nuremberg, Germany.
When wound with his dedicated key Felix scoots about in circles. We did test him and found him to be working. The tail on this Felix is a professional replacement and completes the look of this toy.
Our example of this Gunthermann Felix the Cat on scooter is in all original condition with no breaks or touch ups other than the tail. This piece shows the usual fading, patina, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. It is approximately 7 ½” with tail. We encourage you to peruse our photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of S.G. Gunthermann of Nuremberg, Germany;
1877 – 1965
Founder: Sifried Gunthermann
Specialty: Began producing tinplate mechanical cars in 1898; also, a number of comic and character wind-ups in the early 1960s. When founder died in 1890, his widow married Adolph Weigel; toys from that period on bore makers mark with a shield inside circle and initials A.S.G.W. Wiegels initials were removed following his death in 1919. Company was acquired by Siemens in 1965.
|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 12 in|