RARE TIPPCO Wind-Up Tin Toy Sidecar Motorcycle SILVER RACER. For sale is the magnificent "Silver Racer" Motorcycle & Racing Sidecar, made by Tipp & Co (Tippco) in West Germany in 1955.In excellent original condition, the remarkable mechanism works just fine with the pillion rider swerving around to stabilize the bike as it turns corners. The beautifully illustrated box is a fabulous high quality reproduction, with the toy itself is 100% all original in every detail. This toy like all my other listed tin windups have been gone over by a professional tin toy doctor so it will be 100% operational when you get it. The uniformed driver and co-pilot were produced in two variations: 1 as in this example with orange helmets, yellow and black jackets, brown trousers and black boots, and 2 yellow helmets, orange and yellow jackets, grey trousers, and brown boots. Although both are difficult to locate, this example which is variation number 1 is much scarcer as compared to the second.
The toy consists of a full-figure uniformed driver and motorcycle with an attached third-wheel side-sled. A matching uniformed daredevil co-pilot stands crouched and upright on the sled facing straight ahead. After windup with the key thats included, it moves forward the co-pilot swings down in front of the third wheel and extends out into empty air. His weight, now shifted far over to the left appears to force the cycle to counter-balance by also turning sharply left.This suggests that hair-pin turns which would normally be impossible to negotiate are easily accomplished. The cycle completes the turn.
Then the co-pilot moves back up into position directly above the sled which appears to straighten out the cycle's front wheel. Of course, the ingenious part is that it's all an illusion. For sure, the counter-balanced weight of the co-pilot probably has some effect, but the cycle turns left primarily because its front wheel is connected indirectly to the moving figure with a metal rod. The synchronization is perfect which makes the illusion perfect! Please extra-large the pictures so youll see it really does speak for themselves and give an accurate description of the condition.
The item "RARE TIPPCO Wind-Up Tin Toy Sidecar Motorcycle SILVER RACER +Quality Rep box" is in sale since Thursday, April 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Wind-up Toys".The seller is "all-for-me" and is located in Mountville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.