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Vintage Bing Style German Desk Display Car Cigarette & Match Holder for Sale

$1,200.00

Vintage Bing Style German Desk Display Car Cigarette & Match Holder

We have for you a Bing style desk display or cigarette and match holder from and unknown German maker.

This piece is of wood and steel construction with Bing style rubber tires that are still intact and in good aged condition. The seats at one point were leather and are coming off, but we think this adds to the spiffy look of this piece. The light on the front end is a non-working piece. The brake lever works to stop the car so it doesn’t roll off your desk. We included a cigarette and some Sir Walter Raleigh matches to add to the ambiance of the display. We did note that there were a few restorations to the hinges and headlight.

Our example of this piece is in excellent all original condition the noted restoration to the hinges and headlight. It is in overall excellent condition with the usual dust, patina, scratches, scuffs and chips that are seen with age and use. The whole toy is approximately 7 ¾” L x 3 ¾” W. We encourage you to examine the photographs to further determine condition and quality.

 

 

A brief history of Bing Corp./Gebrüder Bing:

 

Bing Corp. New York City, New York

Operated between 1924 – 1935

Founded by: John Bing

Bing Corp. was a spin-off of their German firm, Gebrüder Bing. The mainly served as jobber for their parent firm with mechanical boats, zeppelins, and steam engines.

 

Gebrüder Bing Nuremberg, Germany

Operated between 1866 – 1933

Founded by: Brothers Ignatius and Adolph Bing

Gebrüder Bing specialized in a wide-range of spring-driven toys, cars, buses, boats. Perhaps its biggest coup was a line of trains initiated in 1882. Bing went under during the crash of 1929; Karl Bub acquired the toy trains division and Fleischmann the toy boats.

 

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Additional information

Weight 2.75 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 9 in