At the beginning of the 20th century, Bing was by far the biggest company, and their factory in Nuremberg the largest toy factory in the world. Although Bing produced numerous toys, it is best remembered today for their trains. Bing perfected the manufacturing of toys from lithographed steel sheets that were stamped out, formed to shapes, and then assembled using little tabs & slots.
You can still see this method today. World War I forced the firm out of the export market at its peak.This was also due to the fact that in the US, the'Toy Manufacturers Association' was founded in 1916 to protect their own toy industry which has grown significantly. The financial situation became unbearable by 1927 and, because of the political situation in Germany, the Jewish Bing family fled to the UK.
Bing ceased production in 1933 and much of its equipment went to one of their competitors, Karl Bub. I searched for a while and could not come up with anything similar, POSSIBLY ONE OF A KIND! HAS CHAINS AND RAIL FOR FRONT AND BACK BUT BROKEN OFF AND WILL NEED REPAIRED. ROOF OPENS AND HAS HINGES, BUT DOES NOT CLOSE EXACTLY SQUARE.
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