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    Posted 10 months ago

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    This is an early toy wood lathe approx. 8 inches long and 5 1/2 inches high.
    I was trying to find it's maker for some time, and finally found a copy of the logo on the internet. the difficulty is that Bing changed it's logo several times over their mfg. years. this is the logo that they used in the 1920's so that is this fine toy's approx. age .
    Bing stopped making toys in the depression era, and went out of business.
    photo #3 shows the logo on the cast iron lathe bed and photo #4 shows the logo used by Bing in the 1020's.
    There was a wooden workbench attached to the backside of the lathe (missing), so I will make one to complete this fine early toy.
    I listed it in "tin toys" for lack of knowing where else to list it

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    1. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 10 months ago
      Is this a real working lathe? Incredible toy!!

    2. lptools, 10 months ago
      Very nice looking lathe!! Thanks for sharing, Lou
    3. Lata Lata, 8 months ago
      Great Item, Bing produced several toys, including steam workshop accessories like the one you have, it was powered by steam engine like this one:

      They also manufactured clockwork and electric trains like this one:
    4. hotairfan hotairfan, 8 months ago
      I've seen listings of a very similar lathe made by another German Mfg. His name was Ernst Platt, circa 1890. That model had an E. Platt logo, so I was supprised when I found the Bing logo on this lathe.
      Both Bing and Platt were talented toy makers.
      G. Carette, a French toy maker who made toys in Germany until the 1st world war. (a time for French people not to be in Germany) was also a fine toy maker.

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