Rare Bing German Made Tin Clockwork Wind Up Toy Submarine U-boat Wwi Pre-1933 For Sale
Rare Bing German Made Tin Clockwork Wind Up Toy Submarine U-Boat WWI Pre-1933 !!
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This is a beautiful example of a working wind-up sub for any collector!
Up for offer is a pre 1933 tin wind up toy sub. It measures approx. 12" in length and is made of tin. The color is a drab green with brass colored propeller and metal railings as shown. The sub is called the "L.6".The piece is stamped with a logo on top for the Bing Company,dating it to between 1924-1933. It is hard to read but it says "Int. Reg. Trade Mark Made In Germany".The submarine has metal railings around the deck, stairway to tower, two flag poles with flags and two deck mounted guns, one up front and one in the tower. There is a knurled screw cap on the front that allows you to oil the clock work inside and to also wind the mechanism. One tiny turn of the key and the mechanical engine comes to life!
The Bing company or Gebruder Bing (Bing Brothers in German) was a toy company founded in 1863 by two brothers in Nuremberg Germany. They originally began making metal kitchen utensils, but later became a toy maufacturer. By the early 20th century they became the worlds largest toy company. They were best known for their toy trains and live steam powered toys. They would continue to produce toys until they were forced out of the export market by World War I. They went out of business by 1933.
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I cannot really tell from the flags what nationality the sub or U-boat is. I found several references to an L-6 submarine. One belonged to the Soviet Navy, being launched in 1932 and lost at sea in 1944. But the US also had a sub called the USS L-6, built in 1917 and decommissioned in 1922.
The toy sub is in good working condition with wind up key as shown. Some paint rubs as shown on hull. All guns, railings, flags etc. look to be in good shape. Your purchase will be safely wrapped in bubble wrap and shipped insured inside a rigid mailer.I gladly combine shipping costs on multiple purchases. Best of luck and thanks for offerding!
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On Feb-24-13 at 06:34:44 PST, seller added the following information:
Thanks for all your generous offers, but we can not end this sale early for any amount. This item will sell to the highest buyer over our very modest reserve. Thanks again and best of luck to all!
On Feb-24-13 at 07:18:45 PST, seller added the following information:
The toy sub has met its reserve and will sell to the highest buyer! Thanks for offerding and best of luck! Kevin
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Rare Bing German Made Tin Clockwork Wind Up Toy Submarine U-boat Wwi Pre-1933 : $895