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Displaying items by tag: Metal
Monday, 24 July 2017 03:29

PRÄMETA SPLIT VW V2

In 1946, the PRÄMETA company, located in Cologne, Germany, was founded by Dr. von Soiron and his wife. In the beginning, they mainly produced hinges and pharmaceutical aids, but also bicycle parts! The company acquired the forms of the Eckert & Ziegler Split VW model in 1947. PRÄMETA assigned a com...

Published in PRÄMETA

In 1938, Hitler introduced the Dr. Porsche designed KdF Wagen at the Berlin Auto Show. This KdF Wagen as it was identified back then (KdF abbreviates "Kraft des Freude" meaning Strength Through Joy) later became the Volkswagen Beetle as we know it today. Hitler wanted the German worker to own an affordable automobile and th...

Published in HK HUKI - Small Scale
Monday, 09 January 2017 03:20

CONTI AUTOPISTA SPLIT VW

Giuseppe Conti founded his company Giuseppe Conti & Co. in 1889 in Bollate, near Milan, Italy. He specialized in the production of wooden rocking horses and dolls (known for sparkling eyes of fake diamonds).

In 1946 the cousins Parretti, three railwaymen of the Italian Railways FS (Ferrovie dello Stato), built for themselves a scale model of a locomotive. After showing it to friends...

Published in CONTI
Monday, 03 October 2016 15:39

MECLINE VW BUS

MECLINE was a brandname of Svein Stromberg in Akersgaten 39, Oslo, Norway. The company Svein Strømberg & Co. A/S was founded in 1941, began plastic production in 1946, and by the early 1950’s was a significant manufacturer of plastic household goods.

Published in MECLINE
Saturday, 13 August 2016 21:30

TORCK VW CONVERTIBLE PEDAL CAR V2

In the last century, the city of Deinze, Belgium, was the Centre of a prosperous toy and baby carriage industry. In 1887, Mr. Leon Van Heuverswyn and Eugène Hagan decided to start a manufacturing workshop for strollers in Deinze. This allowed them to compete very quickly with the renowned English strollers, not only in terms of quality, but also in the pricing as well. In 1898 the Company...

Published in TORCK
Friday, 12 August 2016 20:51

TORCK VW CONVERTIBLE PEDAL CAR V1

In the last century, the city of Deinze, Belgium, was the Centre of a prosperous toy and baby carriage industry. In 1887, Mr. Leon Van Heuverswyn and Eugène Hagan decided to start a manufacturing workshop for strollers in Deinze. This allowed them to compete very quickly with the renowned English strollers, not only in terms of quality, but also in the pricing as well. In 1898 the Co...

Published in TORCK
Monday, 04 January 2016 06:06

ARTA SI PRECIZIE-COOP SPLIT VW

This Split VW is stamped out of a shiny tin metal left plain or has a copper colored finish. Solid windows with fairly good details of a Split Window VW Sedan. Indented front hood and rear deck lid, headlights, taillights, rear split window and air louvers. Over-sized front and rear bumpers with guards. Body attached to the stamped metal chassis with body 4 tabs. Chassis has 4 narrow metal whee...

Published in ARTA SI PRECIZIE-COOP
Monday, 07 September 2015 21:42

LEMY POLIUMEX VW BUS

The Mexican toy company POLIUMEX S.A. was founded by Jorge Enrique Abud Chami, together with his brother and some friends in the mid 1950s. POLIUMEX had different divisions that produced hydraulic products as well as toys.

In the 1960s, POLIUMEX acquired the metal dies of the German TIPPCO Busses and started to produce (with license) the tin Busses under the brand na...

Published in LEMY POLIUMEX
Sunday, 06 September 2015 21:16

LAMO LEKER VW BUS

A VW Bus that is made of tin lithograph and is basically a licensed copy of the German GÖSO VW Bus model. This VW Bus was produced by LAMO ( Larsen og Mortensen ), Stavanger, Norway in 1956.

After WWII there were very strict import regulations in Norway (1945-1960). The country was poor and you were not normally allowed to export currency. The only exception was if imported goods could...

Published in LAMO LEKER
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 15:37

ANANIAS ANANIADES AA124 SPLIT VW

For so many years, a Vintage VW toy representing a multi-colored tin plate lithographed Split Window Volkswagen has been a mystery among the Vintage VW model and toy collectors. Besides it looking like a German HUKI (HUbert KIenberger) Split VW of the 1940-50s era, the AA124 license plate has always been a question as how does this fit in with the German HUKI? ...

Published in ANANIAS ANANIADES
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