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Tin Toys

Tin Toys

Tin plate was used in the manufacture of toys beginning in the mid-19th century. The toys were made from thin sheets of steel plated with tin, hence the name tinplate. They were a cheap and durable substitute for wooden toys. The toys were originally assembled and painted by hand. Spring activated tin toys originated in Germany in the 1850s. In the late 1880s off-set lithography was used to print designs on tinplate. After the colorful designs were printed on the metal, they were formed by dies and assembled with small tabs. The lightweight nature of the toys allowed them to be shipped less expensively and easier than the heavier cast iron toys. Every Tin Toy starts out as a flat sheet of metal that is printed and then cut into separate pieces. Each piece is then formed into it’s final shape through numerous tooling stations. The pieces are hand assembled to create the final toy. A labour-intensive process, Tin Toy production was quickly abandoned when plastic moulding was developed. In general Tin Toys are "Collectors Pieces" or "Decorative Items" and unless otherwise stated are not suitable for children under 14years.


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Mr Atomic Clockwork Robot

Product no.: Schy-22640

Mr Atomic Tin Toy Robot Schy-22640. With swinging arms & moving feet as it walks forward. Also has a direction changing action.

 

£14.95
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Sparkling Mike Clockwork Robot

Product no.: Schy-22214

Sparkling Mike Clockwork Robot Schy-22214. Walks & shoots sparks through his chest! Classic boxy design from which many robots were born.

£21.00
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Mechanical Planet Robot

Product no.: Schy-21495

Mechanical Planet Robot Schy-21495. A replica of 1950's Robbie the Robot, walks with sparks flying behind his face shield.

£23.00
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Space Robot Clockwork Tin Toy

Product no.: Schy-21230

Space Robot Clockwork Tin Toy Schy21230. Explore the cosmos.Sparks fly as he walks. Antenna acts as On/Off. Only available in silver or gold

£21.00
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Mechanical Robot Clockwork Tin Toy

Product no.: Schy-22989

Mechanical Robot Tin Toy Schy-22989. Reproduction of a 1955 japanese robot. Walks with pins under his feet & swings his arms.

£29.99
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Rover Robot Dog

Product no.: Schy-20545

Rover Robot Dog Tin Toy Schy-20545. Space Dog flaps his ears, opens his mouth & rolls his eyes as he moves. Reproduction of 1950's robot.

£20.50

Flying Yankee Streamline train Tin Toy

Product no.: Schy-20591

Schylling Flying Yankee Streamline Clockwork Train Schy-20591. Chrome plated train all set to run round a room. This is a 3+ Tin toy

£12.95

Express Railroad clockwork Tin Toy

Product no.: Schy-22729

Schylling Express Railroad Clockwork Tintoy Schy- 22729. This train runs on floors. Just wind up and watch it go. This is a 3+ Tin toy

£12.95

Modern Train Clockwork Tin Toy

Product no.: TT S001

Modern Train Clockwork Tin Toy on a Base TT S001. Overlock train track system forming the # 8. Put the engine on & watch it find its own way

£12.95
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