Round trip for collectors
Please fasten your seatbelts, because now we're going around the globe. 80 days is no longer needed, but you still have to bring along a little time for your trip around the world. Propeller-driven machines like the ones on this carousel can't make the flight without stopping to refuel - but that doesn't bother our brave carousel pilots, and so they take off undaunted. A robust lever-spring mechanism made of tool steel ensures smooth movement. Thanks to this clever design, the key becomes obsolete (especially since keys are more famous for their untraceability than for their functionality, especially among collectibles). The lever is integrated into the base of the carousel: The further you move it to the side, the more you pull the spring mechanism open and the faster and longer the carousel turns. Be sure to wind up the spring mechanism properly, because at higher speeds the propellers also start to rotate. In the collector's showcase, the colorful lithographs of pedestals, airplanes and globes are real eye-catchers. The fact that these are original historical motifs can be seen not only in the helmeted pilots, but above all in the globe: it still shows an old map image, on which Abyssinia, the Soviet Union and a united Korea are depicted, among other things.
Rich in detail and carefully crafted. Tin toys from Europe
We do not want to tire of emphasizing how vanishingly small and soon probably completely disappeared the share of mechanical tin toys from European production is. Since the relocation of almost all tin toy production to the Far East, the remaining manufacturers in this country (as in the rest of Europe) are often left to fend for themselves. Some classics that were produced for decades have practically disappeared. The Düsseldorf-based Blechfabrik, for example, maintains production facilities not only near Nuremberg, but also in New Delhi and Shanghai, where it manufactures historical tin toys true to its motto of "preserving the historical gem". In order to fulfill this intention, the models are mainly handmade, if possible with the help of historical models and original stamping tools. What die Blechfabrik does not produce itself, it tries to preserve with the help of equally committed partners - as in the case of this collector's item, which, including the spring movement, is manufactured by the small Wagner factory in Franconia, which was founded in 1969.
Collector’s edition. Not suitable for children younger than 14 years of age.
Article Number 211715
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