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Posted 3 years ago

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vetraio50
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This was my toy given to me by my grandfather in the 1950's.

I think it is a Tippco, Motorrad TCO 59, or motor bike TCO 59. I believe it was made in the US Zone Germany, although there is no indication of this on the toy. It's an example of the classic early post-war tin litho clockwork toys manufactured by Tipp & Co, Nuremberg, Germany, U.S. Zone.

The toy represents an early 1940's era motorcycle. It has a red and cream body and gray Dunlop Cord tyres, a head light, and rear saddle bags. The driver wears a khaki canvas uniform, leather boots, gloves, and blue helmet. “Training wheels” keep him upright.

The cyclist is powered with a small clockwork motor in the saddle bags and has an attached key. The training wheels are not angled , instead the front wheel can be pitched either to the left or the right. After it’s wound up it glides smoothly across the floor, either in a straight line or in a wide or narrower circle. Best of all……it works well and the motor is still strong!
I have to admit I played with it a lot! It is not in the best of condition. I do not have the box and the toy no longer has its windscreen.

Every time I see the toy I remember my grandfather Maurice O'Reilly of Millockstown, Ardee, County Louth, north of Dublin in Ireland. He bought me many toys but this is the one I have kept all these years.

Comments

  1. officialfuel officialfuel, 3 years ago
    What a great keepsake!
  2. cookiebaby722 cookiebaby722, 3 years ago
    ITS BEAUTIFULLY CRATED,LOVE THE SADLE BAGON THE SIDE, GREAT DETAILS. TOUCHING KEEPSAKE!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks to you both: officialfuel and cookiebabe!
  4. ozmarty ozmarty, 3 years ago
    Hi Kev kook at these

    http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/tipp-co-tco59-tinplate-motorcycle-sidecar-112-c-354f4d53ef


    http://www.invaluable.com/catalog/searchLots.cfm?scp=c&catalogRef=CIYMZ1TO26&shw=50&ord=0&ad=ASC&img=0&alF=0&houseRef=&houseLetter=A&artistRef=&areaID=&countryID=&regionID=&stateID=&fdt=0&tdt=0&fr=0&to=0&wa=&wp=&wo=&nw=&upcoming=0&rp=&hi=&rem=FALSE&cs=0&row=101
  5. ozmarty ozmarty, 3 years ago
    http://www.artfact.com/photoPopup.cfm?sh=1&img=14420103&rh=C7AB096E01EB5379D16F53A697CC9006
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Hi Marty! Thanks for these; the variety of the models is amazing. And to think that some youngsters kept their toys in original boxes. I regret my wanton ways!
  7. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    Its so amazing when you see a toy like this well cared for, and they are always a great find at a good auction, when you are lucky enough. Nice to keep toys that have that special bond with your grandfather.
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thanks again PhilDavidAlexanderMorris.
  9. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 3 years ago
    Wow Vetraio, thats a Great little piece!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thanks Shawn for your comments!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Hey thanks chevy59, Rivertrout and you 2 fourpeepsake!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thanks too sanhardin and BELLIN68!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Thanks vanskyock24 for your comment!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Stonie & Mysticshore!
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Longings!
  16. lundy lundy, 3 years ago
    ya thats nice
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks rocker-sd and lundy too!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks kerry10456!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks country_pickers & AntigueToys too!
  20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks guyfrmatl!
  21. oldskool oldskool, 2 years ago
    Really cool wind up...
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    My apologies for tardy thanks to mikielikesign2, oldskool & Dan121156 too!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    many thanks mon amie amy!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks TripleM!
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Harborguy!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Sean! He's kinda cool!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Totally kind, young mate! Friday the thirteenth is almost over and it has been a good day!
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks madvan!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks mikielikes!
  31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks inky!
  32. artislove artislove, 2 years ago
    beautifull authentic vintage feeling ahhh those were the days...
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks artislove!
  34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks miKKo!
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks czechman & cocacoocoo tooooo!
  36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thans mikielikesigns2!
  37. Yuko Yuko, 2 years ago
    This toy is just wonderful. Never seen one in such good condition. This tin toy for their colors and I love details.
    Yuko
  38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Yuko!
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Jewels!
  40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Lucas!
  41. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks blunderbuss2!
  42. petey petey, 1 year ago
    Missed this one, my eyesight must be failing, love it!!
  43. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    No problems, mate. This one is so you, too!
  44. Manikin Manikin, 1 year ago
    What a great piece ! I missed it also . Priceless gift from your Grandpa :-)
  45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Manikin and to you too, Poop!
  46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks jimboothfinds!
  47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks Sizzle!
  48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Hey, many thanks beachbomb!
  49. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks BHock!
  50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks RonM, PickerKnows and the Hornet too!
  51. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks SEAN68!
  52. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks jrfm410!
  53. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    Your welcome Kevin:). Sweet ride:)
  54. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Thanks again SEAN for your kind comments!
  55. SEAN68 SEAN68, 1 year ago
    your very welcome KevinG:)
  56. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks signaholic!
  57. zguy2112 zguy2112, 11 months ago
    Another GREAT piece! Love it.
  58. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
    Many thanks TOM61375 & ZGUY2112 too!
  59. tom61375 tom61375, 11 months ago
    You are very welcome vetraio50! =)
  60. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks FARMLADY and TOM too!
  61. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks PACKRATPLACE!
  62. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  63. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks POPs52!
  64. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 months ago
    Many thanks VANSKYCOCK!
  65. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago

    Many thanks NUTSABOTAS 'n ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME too!
  66. vetraio50 vetraio50, 16 days ago
    Many thanks TREY 'n GEO26E !!!!!

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