Toy company founded in 1863 in Nuremberg, Germany. By two brothers, Ignaz Bing. And Adolf Bing, originally producing metal kitchen utensils, but best remembered for its extensive lines of model trains and live steam engines. Ignaz is also known for his discovery and development of the Bing Cave.The company produced fine pewter and copper tableware before embarking on toy production in 1880, their first teddy bears were released in 1907. By the early 20th century, Bing was the largest toy company in the world, and Bing's factory in Nuremberg was the largest toy factory in the world.
Although Bing produced numerous toys, it is best remembered today for toy trains. In addition to toys it made scientific and educational novelties, and a huge range of kitchenware, tableware, office equipment, record players, electrical goods and so on. The range of live steam engines included stationary engines, railway locomotives, road vehicles and boats.
Steam engines were made throughout most the company's history. From the start they made stationary engines and mobile models. The stationary models were generic in outline, not really representative of particular prototypes. Mobile engines were more recognizable and the more expensive versions could almost be classed as scale models, albeit inaccurate. The Railway locomotive versions were often very similar in outline to their clockwork and electric models.
The logo on this example places it between 1908 - 1925 Diamond with the letters "GBN" and "Bavaria" below The "Nuremberg Style" of manufacturing toys on steel sheets with lithographed. Designs that were stamped out of the metal, formed, and assembled using tabs and slots, was perfected by Bing. This manufacturing method remained in widespread use well into the 1950s, long after the Bing company had been dissolved.
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I do want all my customers to be satisfied, so please, let me know your concerns so I can assist. I do not use reserves or shills. The item "BING GEBRUDER MINT LIVE STEAM ENGINE 1908-1925 WORKING BRASS & IRON EXCELLENT" is in sale since Friday, June 09, 2017.
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