This is a somewhat larger toy steam engine produced by Gebruder Bing Nurnberg. Gebruder (meaning “brothers” in German) Bing was founded by Ignaz and Adolf Bing in 1863. Though they started as a kitchen utensil manufacturer, by the late 1800s they made toys exclusively. Later known as just “Bing,” by 1905 they were the largest toy manufacturer in the world. Located in Nurnberg, their factory produced steam toys as well as electric trains.

Exhibit added: September 9, 2016 - Last modified: May 22, 2024

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