Today we have a real treat for you, a little Bing steam engine.
Bing or or Gebrüder Bing was a German company famous for producing toys, including Live Steam Engines, Toy Trains, accessories and more. The company was founded in 1863 in Nuremberg. At some point in the early 20th century Gebrüder Bing was the world’s largest toy manufacturer. Big went out of business in 1933.
This little beauty dates probably from around 1920 and was restored by MIchael Welsh, a steam toy collector from Lancastershire.
Most of it’s featured are original although the chimney is a replacement. Our little Bing steam engine was also given a new coat of paint. As you can see from the video the little Bing engine runs smoothly evan tho it’s almost a 100 years old. Well, what more can I say… they don’t make toys like this anymore. It’s shame that most of the steam toy manufacturers, including Bing, went out of business. I’d love to see what steam engine models would be out in Q4 2015 🙂