Circa 1890 Maerklin Toy Motor
Beautiful Circa 1890 Maerklin Toy Motor. Open Frame Motor Features An Amazing Original Finish And Pinstripes. Mounted On An Original Mahogany Base This Motor Is Perfect For Display Or Part Of A Maerklin Machinist Toy Setup.
Gebruder Maerklin Goppingen, Germany
1859 to date
Founder: Theodor and his wife, Caroline Maerklin
Specialty: Originated as a maker of doll-sized tinplate kitchenware. When sons took over the business in 1888, firm name was changed to Gebruder Maerklin. Branched out to a variety of enameled tinplate boats, carousels, aeronautical toys. Unsurpassed in production of clockwork, steam, and electric trains. Introduced first standardized tinplate tracks in 1891. Maerklin switched to plastic train sets in the late 1950s.