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    Posted 7 years ago

    Diane365
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    I don't know much about this car only that it was made in Germany, it still working and in relatively good condition for the age.

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      Greppert & Kelch is maker. Brandenberg, Germany,
      Founder G.K. Gundka made small mechanical toys; mid-1920s appears to have been the height of their popularity. Often marked "Gundka Werke" or with G.& K.
      The company produced from 1919 to 1955 tin toys . In 1919, Mr Greppert and chalice in the Wredowstraße in Brandenburg the toy factory Greppert & Kelch. They produced mainly automobiles, motorcycles and mechanical figures. The toys were given the character "G & K". In the "Brandenburger Gazette" were at that time up to 40 "experienced Stanzerinnen and clippers inside "wanted. 1920 took over Greppert & Kelch both the company was founded in 1892 "Metz & Duncker" and the firm, founded in 1910, "Tellus Works", which were renamed the "United tin toys factories Gundka GmbH". 1922 some 90% of total production was exported, as the solid construction was very appreciated abroad and the prices were moderate. In addition to the logo "G & K" more and more toys were provided with the brand "Gundka" (derived from the name of the founder Greppert and cup). The "United tin toys factories Gundka GmbH" integrated with time even more toy manufacturers who had to give up and employs in the year 1924 to about 400 employees.
      http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greppert_%2526_Kelch&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dgreppert%2B%2526%2Bkelch%2Bhistory%26biw%3D1586%26bih%3D726
    2. Diane365 Diane365, 7 years ago
      Thank you for your information it is much appreciated.

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