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Posted 4 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, 4 years ago
    What a great keepsake!
  2. cookiebaby722 cookiebaby722, 4 years ago
    ITS BEAUTIFULLY CRATED,LOVE THE SADLE BAGON THE SIDE, GREAT DETAILS. TOUCHING KEEPSAKE!
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks to you both: officialfuel and cookiebabe!
  4. ozmarty ozmarty, 4 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, 4 years ago
    http://www.artfact.com/photoPopup.cfm?sh=1&img=14420103&rh=C7AB096E01EB5379D16F53A697CC9006
  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 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. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Thanks again PhilDavidAlexanderMorris.
  8. Shawnl86 Shawnl86, 4 years ago
    Wow Vetraio, thats a Great little piece!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Thanks Shawn for your comments!
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Hey thanks chevy59, Rivertrout and you 2 fourpeepsake!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Thanks too sanhardin and BELLIN68!
  12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Thanks vanskyock24 for your comment!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks Stonie & Mysticshore!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks Longings!
  15. lundy lundy, 4 years ago
    ya thats nice
  16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks rocker-sd and lundy too!
  17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks kerry10456!
  18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks country_pickers & AntigueToys too!
  19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks guyfrmatl!
  20. oldskool oldskool, 3 years ago
    Really cool wind up...
  21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    My apologies for tardy thanks to mikielikesign2, oldskool & Dan121156 too!
  22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks mustangtony!
  23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    many thanks mon amie amy!
  24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks TripleM!
  25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Harborguy!
  26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Sean! He's kinda cool!
  27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Totally kind, young mate! Friday the thirteenth is almost over and it has been a good day!
  28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks madvan!
  29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks mikielikes!
  30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks inky!
  31. artislove artislove, 3 years ago
    beautifull authentic vintage feeling ahhh those were the days...
  32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks artislove!
  33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks miKKo!
  34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks czechman & cocacoocoo tooooo!
  35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thans mikielikesigns2!
  36. Yuko Yuko, 3 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
  37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Yuko!
  38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Jewels!
  39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks Lucas!
  40. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks blunderbuss2!
  41. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Missed this one, my eyesight must be failing, love it!!
  42. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    No problems, mate. This one is so you, too!
  43. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    What a great piece ! I missed it also . Priceless gift from your Grandpa :-)
  44. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Manikin and to you too, Poop!
  45. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks jimboothfinds!
  46. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks Sizzle!
  47. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Hey, many thanks beachbomb!
  48. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks BHock!
  49. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks RonM, PickerKnows and the Hornet too!
  50. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks SEAN68!
  51. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks jrfm410!
  52. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    Your welcome Kevin:). Sweet ride:)
  53. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Thanks again SEAN for your kind comments!
  54. SEAN68 SEAN68, 2 years ago
    your very welcome KevinG:)
  55. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks signaholic!
  56. zguy2112 zguy2112, 2 years ago
    Another GREAT piece! Love it.
  57. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks TOM61375 & ZGUY2112 too!
  58. tom61375, 2 years ago
    You are very welcome vetraio50! =)
  59. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks FARMLADY and TOM too!
  60. vetraio50 vetraio50, 2 years ago
    Many thanks PACKRATPLACE!
  61. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  62. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks POPs52!
  63. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
    Many thanks VANSKYCOCK!
  64. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago

    Many thanks NUTSABOTAS 'n ROYCROFTBOOKSFROMME too!
  65. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks TREY 'n GEO26E !!!!!
  66. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks FOXTERRIER9LIVES !!!!!!!!!!
  67. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks KYRATANGO !!!!!!!
  68. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 months ago
    Many thanks FIFTIES50'S!!!!!!!!!
  69. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 9 months ago
    This post its adorable!
    Many thanks for share!
  70. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 months ago
    Many thanks VIRGINIA VINTAGE !!!!!!!!
  71. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 9 months ago
    Thanks to you vetraio50!!
  72. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks PICKRNOSE 'n FIFTIES50s too !!!!!!!
  73. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks PACKRAT-PLACE !!!!!!!
  74. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 months ago
    What a special memory! You have preserved this so well. Thanks for sharing...
  75. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks SHAREURPASSION 'n PWCOLLECTOR too !!!!!!!'
  76. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks RSILCAR !!!!!
  77. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks ANTIQUEROSE !!!!!
  78. pickrknows pickrknows, 5 months ago
    Love the patina and honest wear on your piece of childhood history Kevin. Beautiful to still have it after all these years!!
    Cherish the memories!!
  79. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 months ago
    Many thanks PICKER !!!!!

    I think I will take some new photos!

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