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    Posted 5 years ago

    austrohung…
    (583 items)

    This is one more of Carlos's childhood toys, and an amazing one by the way!
    It's one of Köler's lithographed roosters from the 1950s.

    According to the little information I've been able to find about Köhler, in 1954 began the production of the first plastic toys which initially were produced of sheet metal and plastic (as the songbird and Puss in Boots with plastic feet... as you can see the tail of the rooster is made out of plastic -whereas the comb is made out of red felt-) so this rooster could have been made art the time). I can also read that in 1965, after the death of her father, the daughter Ute took over the company and the production was enhanced switched to plastic parts. So the rooster was made somewhere between 1954 and 1965. And besides, on the printed text (pic.2) you can see "Made in U.S. zone - Germany". I admit I don't know much about the brand, but don't believe they would use it for a long time after the end of the world, at least not from 1960 onwards... if there's anyone who knows more and is willing to share some info i will be very thankful!

    - - - - -

    Doing some research online in German -a language I know nothing about, but that works fine when translated from English using google translate- I've found this rooster with a green felt tail... my guess is that is should have been made before 1954, when plastic pieces were introduced

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      stunning!!!!!
    2. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 5 years ago
      So beautiful austro!!!
      Vintage condition is amazing!!
      Adorable post, I really love old toys like this!
    3. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      Thanks everybody for your love!!! and that iNcludes AGH, VIOLET, PATSEA, KYRA, TOOLATE, SEAN, KATHERINE, PHIL, KEVIN, BELLTOWN and VIRGINIA!

      @Virginia: Carlos was one of those lovely kids who really take care of his toys :)
    4. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      I would like a blow up of that photo, framed. Fantastic, as is the rooster.
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      Thanks so very much for the super-compliments KAREN!!!
    6. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      love love ! I played with real chickens and they can hurt you :-( A unhappy chicken that does not want to get off her nest can poke you with peak and claw you . What a great old toy !
    7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      It would have been safer playing with a wind up one :) Thanks for your love and the story, MANI!!! :)

      I've added a third pic with what I think s a pre-1954 Köhler rooster, with a green felt tail.
    8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      It would have been safer playing with a wind up one :) Thanks for your love and the story, MANI!!! :)

      I've added a third pic with what I think s a pre-1954 Köhler rooster, with a green felt tail.
    9. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      Love this!
    10. artislove artislove, 5 years ago
      looks like he is laughin his a off!!!lol..superrroosterr
    11. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 5 years ago
      Austro, said many thanks to Carlos for your cares, now we can enjoy with your lovely post!
      Oh, I think people dont need be young to play so just do it, enjoy the life as a kid! :)
    12. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 5 years ago
      *his cares
    13. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 5 years ago
      Thanks for your loves and comments TONY, CIND, SKLO, VINTAGELAMP. BUDEK, ARTISLOVE, NORDICMAN and VIRGINIA!!!
    14. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 4 years ago
      Here chicky chicky
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    15. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 4 years ago
      do not miss out
      pecker head

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    16. Lozzza Lozzza, 1 year ago
      Nice chook! Looks just like the kelloggs corn flakes logo.
      Cool.

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