Posted 10 months ago
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