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Johann Distler founded, in 1895 in Nürnberg, the Metallwarenfabrik Johann Distler KG. Until WW1 they mainly produced Penny Toys, later also cars, planes and mechanical toys. In 1936 the Company was bought by Ernst Völkl (also owner of TRIX). DISTLER mainly produced for large retailers and mail order.

Very nice one-piece lithographed tinplate body with contour of the roof, sides, front and rear hoods and fenders (with skirts) outlined by white pinstripes. Tin plate chassis with rear bumper and no motor, free wheeling. A second version had a clockwork motor with a special thumb wheel key. Metal wheels and body is secured to the chassis with 6 metal tabs bent over.

Additional Info

  • Manufacturer: DISTLER
  • Scale: 1/46
  • Length: 88mm
  • Production Era: 1939-43
  • Country: Germany
  • Materials: Tin Plate
  • Color: dark blue, light blue, dark green

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