Archive for Tippco

Tippco Artillery Prime Mover

Posted in Toys with tags , , , on April 22, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is another Tippco vehicle. This is intended to represent a half track prime mover, a vehicle intended to tow artillery. These were made between 1937 and 1942. Tippco struggled to get support/materials to continue manufacturing after the outbreak of war but they were well known pre-war for the quality and detail of their models. This example has chain rear tracks. It is missing a rear spare wheel and its key which sends me off to the internet to resolve. Update: found a key. Now just need the wheel. Updated Update: found the wheel. Shit I am awesome at Google.

Tippco Tin Toy Kübel, Crew and Pak-36

Posted in Toys with tags , , , on June 6, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThe Tippco Toy Company made these vehicles between 1934 and 1939. Tippco was a German-Jewish owned company whose owner was forced to sell for pfennigs on the reichsmark and emigrate to England. This one is called a Kübel and tows a Pak-36 AT Gun. The crew is made of Elastolin. The engine still winds and it has a forward and reverse gear and steerable wheels. Makes me want to go and invade Miniature Poland.