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This is an original 1920s or 30s German tin lithographed toy fire ladder truck.
We have been told by a fellow ebay member, massoud_i, that there is a 90 percent chance that it is a Gunthermann. It might also be a Georg Fischer or Tippco but we can't find a maker's mark.

Marked "MADE IN GERMANY" on the underside as shown in the photos.
This dates the truck to before World War II.

I have owned this toy since 1968. It has been sitting in a showcase since.

The truck body is 12.5 inches log by 4 inches wide. the ladder extends to about 26 inches.

Condition is exactly as shown.
The lithography is very good to excellent. A little patina and oxidation in spots.
The tires are rubber and in excellent condition.
The ladder, steering, and wind up motor are fully functional, but need lubrication.
Any collector of these toys can easily give it a good cleaning, lubing, and tightening.

We have uploaded a movie of it working on our YouTube channel page:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m8QZM8VzoM

We guarantee this German tin lithographed toy fire ladder truck to be Original and Genuine, and the photos of it in this posting to be unretouched. 21 uncompressed 8MP JPEGs photos showing all details are available on request- please just ask and we will email them to you groups of 2 or 3.

Price reflects condition, rarity, and historical significance.

We have ESTIMATED shipping charges via USPS Priority Mail Large Flat Rate Box, plus mandatory insurance (TBD by final sale price). There is no handling charge. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE PAYMENT until you have received a final invoice with ACTUALIZED SHIPPING CHARGES FOR YOUR LOCATION.

We will be posting other antique toys of this period, ranging from the affordable to the extremely rare. Please feel free to e-mail if you are a collector.

This Sale is Final, no refunds or exchanges.

Very Rare Original German tin lithographed windup toy fire ladder truck, 1920s-1930s excellent condition, runs great

US$1,300.00
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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: Lithographed metal, Tin
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 22 reviews
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