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Tinplate toy diver with lantern, 1940

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Reference: 6439

Fleischmann of Nuremberg

An extremely desirable tinplate toy deep sea diver lamp, dressed in 1940s period suit and helmet with all-original paint finish, the figure with diver’s pickaxe in one hand, simulated dive-weights around his neck, fixed to a working lantern, which illuminates via a Bakelite switch set to the back of the ebonized wooden base, powered by a modern battery. German, circa 1940.

Height overall: 9 inches (23 cm).

Fleischmann was established in 1887 in Nuremberg Germany as a manufacturer of tinplate toys, boats and cars, but today are known as one of Germany’s leading manufacturers of model railway trains and accessories.

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