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Schuco Tin Lithographed Windup No. 1229 “Old Timer” 1902 Mercedes Simplex in Box for Sale


Schuco Tin Lithographed Windup No. 1229 “Old Timer” 1902 Mercedes Simplex in Box

This is a tin, lithographed, windup no. 1229 “Old Timer” 1902 Mercedes Simplex in box that was manufactured by Schuco of Nuremberg, Germany.  

When wound with its original key and put in gear, this car travels in whatever direction the steering wheel is put it. The clockwork mechanism works well. The black rubber tires are still intact, but as per usual with toys of this age they may have petrified, discolored, warped and/or cracked. We did not notice any problems. The box is in great condition and comes with instructions and 2 postcards of the Mercedes Simplex.

This piece is in excellent, near mint, all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories and wear that is to be expected from age and display. This is approximately 8″ L. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.     



 A brief history of Schuco/Schuco Toy Co. of Nuremberg, Germany:

Schuco was started in Nuremberg Germany in 1912 when Heinrich Muller and Heinrich Schreyer formed the toy company Schreyer & Co. In 1921 it became known simply as Schuco. Schuco’s first tin toy appeared in the mid 1930’s when it introduced the Schuco Patent Motor Car.

Specialty: Mohair-covered mechanical toys. An independent Schuco Toy Co. with import rights to the German toys was formed in the U.S. in 1947 by Adolf Kahn`s son, Eric ( following WW1 Schreyer Muller formed a new partnership with Kahn). Schuco declared bankruptcy in 1976.


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Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 9 in
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