Plumbers Wilhelm Krauss, Johann Mohr, Emil Bell, and Mathias Lechner established a factor for production of sheet metal toys in 1895. The emphasis of their production was simple steam and hot air engines as well as accessories. Their toys were marketed by large publishers such as Ullmann & Engelmann, Furth, A.In addition they also sought collaboration with other toy manufacturers such as Bing, undertaking production of engines and a some accessories for them. There are also indications of similar relationships with Carette, Falk, and Schoenner. Around 1901 disagreement between the partners led to the separation with Krauss, Mohr, and Lechner retiring from the company. Name was changed to E. Bell & B Beitenbach in 1903.
This rather scarce engine is approximately 2 5/8" in diameter at the base x 5 1/2" tall. It was their "signature" toy as indicated by their early ads (sample of which is shown in the listing pictures)! The bottom heating element is missing. The remaining is in good to very good condition. Please super size the listing images to view the overall condition in detail!
A Spectacular Scarce Circa 1895 Krauss, Mohr & Co. Thank you for visiting Auntie Q's! Please see our other listings for more great antiques and collectibles.
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