A fine and rare clockwork tin-plate toy of a De Dion 'Runabout' by Bing, German, circa 1904

Summary

  • Type 
    Toys & Games
  • Lot number 
    131
  • Location

Description

A fine and rare clockwork tin-plate toy of a De Dion 'Runabout' by Bing, German, circa 1904, finished in light grey paintwork with maroon lining and gilt edging to bonnet, with clockwork mechanism to underside, articulated steering operated by the steering column, handbrake lever to brake right rear wheel, original white rubber tyres, 1902-1906 'GBN' maker's decal to front of seat panel and centre driving lamp to front, believed to be the largest version measuring 27cm long overall, some overpainting in places, in working order at time of cataloguing, offered with original key.
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