Ernst Paul Lehmann Going to the Fair
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We are pleased to offer for your consideration a rare and early Lehmann Going to the Fair flywheel tin toy.  Lehmann only made this toy in a friction version from 1889 to 1896.  The paint finish on the toy is a combination of lithography and hand painting.  The paint finish is very nice and all original; there is some minor scattered loss and the woman's dress has faded a bit (please view all 10 photos).   The Lehmann trademark appears on the seat back behind the woman.   Forward motion was obtained by wrapping a string around the shaft on the left side of the carriage and quickly pulling the string then setting the toy down on a flat surface.  The wheels turned via the counter weighted gyro shaft which rests on the top of the wheels.   The forward motion causes the fan in the lady's hand to move back and forth and the porters legs to walk forward.   We did not try the toy with a string, however the gyroscopic action works well when it is spun by hand.  When the toy is pushed along by hand on a suitable surface the wheels turn, the man walks, and the fan waves as it should.  This hard to find Lehmann tin toy measures about 6 1/2" in length and about 5" in height.  This is a rare Lehmann toy and it will make a fine addition to any tin toy collection.  PLEASE REVIEW ALL PHOTOS AND USE THE ENLARGE AND ZOOM FEATURES FOR THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF THIS EARLY GERMAN TOY.

If you are located in the Canada or New Zealand and wish to purchase this item please choose the Priority EXPRESS Mail shipping method during checkout so that we may fully insure your purchase.  The Postal Service will not allow us to insure it for the full value when shipping to Canada or New Zealand via regular Priority Mail.

  • Cannot ship to: Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom


Price: $1,595.00
Availability: SOLD