A rare and early Gebruder Bing steam driven tinplate toy fire engine, German, 1906-1912

Summary

  • Type 
    Toys & Games
  • Lot number 
    118
  • Location

Description

A rare and early Gebruder Bing steam driven tinplate toy fire engine, German, 1906-1912, painted in red with black lining, cast front bogie, fitted with towing bracket and spoked wheels, the rear fitted with upright brass boiler over triple burner driving double-action side-valve cylinder, with exhaust into chimney, turned solid flywheel, pump with air chamber and two deliveries to twin rubber hoses (replaced) with turned nozzles, the water drawn through third rubber hose (replaced) fitted with miniature rose, taps with turned handles, the pumping mechanism with nickelled brightwork, the main body with nickelled railings and yellow painted seats, 28cm long, together with a miniature painted brass fire bucket, lacking shaft and horse.