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Displaying items by tag: Metal
Monday, 26 May 2014 20:26

HWN VW BUS (?)

There has been a debate about this HWN (Heinrich Wimmer Nürnberg) bus toy for many years. People collect it as a VW Bus as it has the typical ‘nose’ look. However if you look at the doors (reverse) and the cargo doors in the back – there are two that open in the middle and that go all the way down. None of these HWN toys have a VW logo so like all of the little cheap penny toys –...

Thursday, 15 May 2014 15:06

GAMA VW BUS

In 1881 the GAMA Company was founded by Georg Adam Mangold in Fürth, Germany. GAMA was one of the first companies after the war to be allowed to produce toys again. They set up production in an old military barracks.

A diecast metal body with cutout windows and painted in various colors and themes. Body is mounted on a sturdy plastic chassis with metal rims, rubber t...

Published in GAMA BS
Sunday, 11 May 2014 04:32

HILMAR VW BUS

The tin plate VW Bus is lithographed in two beautiful and different designs with people’s faces in the windows. A VW Ambulance Kastenwagen with a blue light on the roof and a VW Kombi with a cargo top on the roof. The tin body consists of a three piece design with a top piece, lower nose panel, a wrap around side and rear panel. The bodies are lithographed with a front...

Published in HILMAR
Friday, 09 May 2014 21:11

MORESTONE - BUDGIE VW BUS V2

In the 1940’s, MORRIS and STONE were a small Stoke Newington, London based wholesale toy company. They distributed toys for many small toy manufacturers. Later the company name was changed into MORESTONE and in the mid 1950’s they introduced a range called the “Esso Petrol Pump” series to compete with Lesney 1-75 range. In 1961 MORESTONE was taken over by S. Guiterman & Co and the n...

Published in MORESTONE - BUDGIE BS
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 23:15

SIKU VW BUS V7

Sieper-Werke (The Sieper Company) was founded in 1921. It was originally a manufacturer of metal tools and cutlery in zamac and aluminum and, later on, ashtrays, badges, medals, belt buckles, and buttons. The factory in Ludenscheid, Germany, was outfitted with new casting molds in 1949 for grating, sandblasting and painting zinc cast goods. The Company was even contracted to make Mercedes...

Published in SIKU BS
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 04:00

TEKNO VW BUS V2

TEKNO was founded in 1928 by A. Siegumfeldt, a plumber from Copenhagen, Denmark. In the early days they produced construction toys and in 1945 the production of diecast vehicles began. From the late 1940s through about 1967, many TEKNO models were made by H. Langes Legetøj (Langes Toys), a diecaster in Copenhagen with which TEKNO had contracts. This was a similar situation to that ...

Published in TEKNO BS
Monday, 05 May 2014 17:35

JUE' VW BUS

 

Metalurgica Juê, established in the early 1960s in São Paulo, Brazil.

This VW Bus was produced by the Company of JUE’ . It is made of heavy diecast metal with upper and lower body sections, full chassis, front and rear bumpers. The bumpers are very fragile looking and have over riders. Rubber tires on metal hubs with metal axles. There is no interio...

Published in JUE'
Monday, 05 May 2014 04:48

ROLY TOYS VW BUS

ROLY TOYS of Brazil started in in Rio De Janeiro in 1965, founded by Kurt Adolf Hamberger and Mauricio Nhuch. They manufactured Matchboxes under license with the Inbrima name, as well as their own cars. The models they produced themselves are: (marking #1)Willys Interlagos Berlineta, (#2) DKW Vemaget (a DKW estate/station wagon, also in fire and police livery), (#3) VW Kombi (bus), VW Kombi mai...

Published in ROLY TOYS
Sunday, 04 May 2014 22:24

REX VW BUS V2

The owner of the REX Company, based in Nürnberg, Germany, was Max Ernst. In 1933 he married the daughter of Karl Arnold and from 1935 on he was in the management of the ARNOLD Factory and in 1948 he became the managing director of ARNOLD and stayed until the mid-1970s. REX was a sister Company of ARNOLD. In 1955, the first evidence of the existence of REX appeared in the form of an ad fo...

Published in REX
Sunday, 04 May 2014 20:24

ENDOH VW BUS V2

The ENDOH VW BUS V2 is approximately 160 mm long. The VW Pickup Bus models are made of five stamped tin panels including a wraparound body panel, a front V panel, a cab enclosure with cut out windows, bed panel and a chassis. There is no interior and no dash panel. The chassis are all rear wheel friction drive with rubber tires and full hub caps. Headlights and bumpers are plated as well ...

Published in ENDOH BS
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