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Displaying items by tag: Metal
Saturday, 03 May 2014 19:34

GRAFIL VW BUS

A VW Kombi Bus made of diecast metal with cut out windows. Details include front door seams with door handles, side door seams, headlights, side air louvers and front bumper. Tinplate chassis has metal turned wheels on metal axles and with rubber tires. Chassis attached to the body with 2 screws. Chassis stamped "M GRAFIL R" "KOMBI" and "IND ARGENTINA ART. G.1013".

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Published in GRAFIL
Thursday, 01 May 2014 03:43

MEIWA KOGYO - MKK VW BUS

MEIWA KOGYO Co., Ltd. Tokyo, Japan, is the manufacturer and used a diamond shaped logo with MKK in the center. 

The MKK VW Bus is nicely detailed with a tin body made of four main panels. The sides and roof are all one piece, then a nose panel, rear panel and chassis. Other  parts that complete this toy are a chrome windshield surround, a tin openi...

Published in MEIWA KOGYO - MKK
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 04:29

ENDOH VW BUS V1

The ENDOH VW Busses were made out of stamped tin plate and lithographed. All are front wheel drive friction powered. Some have rubber tires with metal hub caps and later issues have one piece plastic wheels. Not all models have the ENDOH logo, but the lines in the metal stamping of the side panels is unmistakable. This side panel stamping continued into the bay window models. Evidence of ...

Published in ENDOH BS
Saturday, 22 February 2014 04:17

PN - PHILIP NIEDERMEIER SPLIT VW

In 1935, Philip Niedermeier bought the Firm of Saalheimer & Strauß in Nürnberg, Germany, which produced penny toys and coin banks. He renamed the Company into Philipp Niedermeier and used as its trademark PN. The NIEDERMEIER production facilities were destroyed during WWII and only in 1949, the production was resumed. By then, they produced cars and trucks with friction motors, plan...

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 04:35

METALMA VW BUS

METALMA was the toy Company name under the parent Company of Metallurgical Matarazzo (MM) South America.  MM specialized in the production of metal packaging, canning products and even beer cans, but METALMA produced a wide range of tin toys including Volkswagen models. 

The METALMA Volkswagen Bus toy was produced in five versions. A Fire Bus, Ambulance, Pol...

Published in METALMA
Tuesday, 21 January 2014 22:30

UNKNOWN VW BUS METAL 00

A VW Combi Bus consisting of 3 tinplate parts and a tinplate chassis. Details of the cab door seams and double door seam lines on both sides of the body. Side air louvers and license plate indentation on the engind compartment door. Tin VW front emblem and headlights. Friction motor and the wheels are made of rubber with tinplate hubcaps. No bumpers and the chassis attaches to the center ...

Published in UNKNOWN BS METAL 00-05
Sunday, 19 January 2014 01:32

MICRO MODELS VW BUS

MICRO MODELS (die-cast vehicles division) were originally produced by Goodwood Australia Pty in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia between 1952 and 1961. MICRO MODELS vehicles were also produced in New Zealand by Lincoln Industries of Auckland between 1956 and 1960. Production at both facilities was finally halted after conceding to the better quality and ever improving models offered by CORG...

Published in MICRO MODELS BS
Sunday, 29 December 2013 04:46

FUN HO! VW BUS

Underwood Engineering Co. Ltd., New Zealand, first began producing scale model cars in 1939 under the trademark of FUN HO! (Note that the trademark always had an exclamation point, though the baseplates on the toys often did not!) The cars were similar to DINKY models of the era, being cast in heavy aluminum until after the war. The zinc diecast range of small-scale cars known as MIDGET M...

Published in FUN HO! BS
Friday, 27 December 2013 03:59

MARCHESINI - AMBO VW BUS

Augustine Marchesini established in 1908 a toy company in Bologna, Italy, named MARCHESINI AMBO. AMBO is short for Augustine Marchesini Bologna. It was one of the oldest companies producing tin plate toys in Italy.

Tin body with cut out windows and good details of a 1950 era VW Transporter Bus and VW ...

Published in MARCHESINI - AMBO BS
Thursday, 05 December 2013 16:53

LESNEY - MATCHBOX VW BUS V3

LESNEY Products & Co. Ltd. was founded in 1947 as an industrial die-casting company by founders Leslie Smith and Rodney Smith, who were unrelated. The company name was a melding of their first names. They soon were followed by designer Jack Odell. In 1949 the company started experimenting with toy making to take up surplus plant capacity during the Christmas season. Around this time, Jack O...

Published in LESNEY - MATCHBOX
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