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toy airplanes, Spirit of Columbia
Spirit of Columbia
American Flyer Mfg
United States
1928

Lithographed and painted tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Roll on the ground,
the propeller turns




45 x 46 cm
toy airplanes, Operation Airlift
Operation Airlift
Automatic Toy : Merry-go-round
Thomas Toy : airplanes
United States
1952

Lithographed tinplate, plastic

Wind-up mechanism

27.5 x 32 cm
toy airplanes, Knight
Knight
Bandai
Japan

1950s


Lithographed tinplate
Friction mechanism


Rolls on the ground,
the propellers turn
19 x 14 cm
toy airplanes, B-45
B-45
Bandai
Japan

1950s


Lithographed tinplate
Friction mechanism



Rolls on the ground,
the propellers turn
16 x 12 cm
toy airplanes, Plane flying over hangar, 247
Plane flying over hangar, 247
Belloni

Italy

1950s

Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
18 x 50 cm
toy airplanes, Aero-Car N. 500
Aero-Car N. 500
Blomer & Schüler

Germany

1945 - 1948

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground, 

the propeller turn

With folding wings

20 x 19 cm
toy airplanes, -G-ACIC
-G-ACIC
Carrasco y Marsal
Spain

From 1933

Painted tinplate


Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,
the rotor turn

12.5 x 40 cm
toy airplanes, Passenger airplane
Passenger airplane
Carrasco y Marsal

Spain

1945 - 1950



Painted tinplate
Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground
Flint system to produce sparks
55 x 43 cm
toy airplanes, Airport
Airport
Carrasco y Marsal

Spain

End of 1940s


Painted tinplate and wood

Tractor with wind-up mechanism
Rolls on the ground

Box 37 x 37 cm
toy airplanes, Savoia Marchetti S.79
Savoia Marchetti S.79
Centola

Italy

1934 - 1940

Lithographed tinplate

Push toy

15.5 x 13 cm
toy airplanes, Electrotor-Powered Aeroplane
Electrotor-Powered Aeroplane
Childs & Smith

Great Britain

From 1956

Painted tinplate

Electric motor

22 (h) x 88 cm
toy airplanes, Electrotor-Powered Aeroplane
Electrotor-Powered Aeroplane
Detail
toy airplanes, Air Control Tower
Air Control Tower
Cragstan
Japan 

Ca. 1955 - Early 1960s

Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
12 x 27 cm
toy airplanes, Wright airplane game
Wright airplane game
Distler
Germany

Before 1914

Lithographed tinplate

Spring mechanism
19 x 18 cm
toy airplanes, Penny toy biplane
Penny toy biplane
Distler
Germany
Ca. 1915

Lithographed tinplate
Push toy
9 x 11 cm
toy airplanes, Monoplane
Monoplane
Distler

Germany

Ca. 1915

Lithographed tinplate

With string

The propeller turns

8.5 x 8.5 cm
toy airplanes, Carousel with four
Carousel with four "aerocars"
Doll

Germany

Before 1914

Painted and lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism
27 x 27 cm
toy airplanes, Biplane whistle type Farman
Biplane whistle type Farman
E.Camelin


France

Ca. 1910

Lithographed tinplate



Air breath-powered

5 x 8 x 11 cm
toy airplanes, Seaplane
Seaplane
Einfalt (Technofix)

Germany

Mid-1930s

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

The propeller turns
and 
drives the seaplane on 
the water

Hook for hanging

33 x 33 cm
toy airplanes, GE-268
GE-268
Einfalt (Technofix)
Germany

1945 - 1948

Lithographed tinplate

Friction mechanism

Rolls on the ground
10 x 24 cm
toy airplanes, Silver Eagle
Silver Eagle
Ferdinand Strauss
United States

Ca.1927

Aluminum sheet

Wind-up mechanism

The propeller turns
Hook for hanging
23.5 x 30 cm
toy airplanes, Ornithopter
Ornithopter
Fischer, Heinrich


Germany

1910 - 1914

Painted tinplate, paper


Wind-up mechanism


The rear propeller turns

Hook for hanging

16 x 25 cm
toy airplanes, Passenger airplane
Passenger airplane
Fleischmann

Germany

1928


Painted tinplate

String mechanism
The propeller turns

The airplane goes
up and down along the string

16.5 x 23 cm
toy airplanes, Air Mail, 119
Air Mail, 119
Gely

Germany

1925 - 1930

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism
10 x 27 cm
toy airplanes, Passenger airplane
Passenger airplane
Girard

United States

1923

Lithographed tinplate

Spring mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the propeller turns
25 x 32 cm
toy airplanes, Air Mail
Air Mail
Girard

United States

1925 – before 1927

Lithographed tinplate

Spring mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the propellers turns
25 x 32 cm
toy airplanes, Monoplane
Monoplane
Girard
United States

1925 - 1927

Lithographed tinplate

Spring mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the propeller turns

17.5 x 22 cm
toy airplanes, Airways Express
Airways Express
Girard
Marketed by Marx
United States

1925/1926 - 1929

Lithographed tinplate

Spring mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the central propeller turns

33 x 30 cm
toy airplanes, Aéro-Gun
Aéro-Gun
GR

France

Mid-1930s

Lithographed tinplate, metal
Spring mechanism
28.5 x 26 cm
toy airplanes, Blériot Airplane
Blériot Airplane
Günthermann


Germany

1910

Painted and lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism



The rear propeller turns


Hook for hanging
18 x 22 cm
toy airplanes, Blériot Airplane
Blériot Airplane
Günthermann


Germany

1910

Painted and lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism



The propeller turns


Hook for hanging
12.5 x 14 cm
toy airplanes, Blériot Airplane with Mast
Blériot Airplane with Mast
Günthermann

Germany


1910


Painted and lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism




The propeller turns



Hook for hanging
Set in action : 25 x 60 cm

Plane: 12.5 x 13 cm
toy airplanes, Blériot Airplane with Mast
Blériot Airplane with Mast
Detail
toy airplanes, Aerobatic plane, Alan J. Cobham
Aerobatic plane, Alan J. Cobham
Günthermann

Germany

1924

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the propeller turns

24.5 x 18.5 cm
toy airplanes, 695 E
695 E
Günthermann

Germany

1931 - 33

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the central propeller turns

Hooks for hanging

57 x 47 cm
toy airplanes, Passenger plane
Passenger plane
Günthermann

Germany

Ca.1936

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,
the propeller turns

Hook for hanging

Battery-operated lights

51 x 48 cm
toy airplanes, Shooting game, 234
Shooting game, 234
Habi

Germany

1938

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

12 x 36 cm
toy airplanes, Trans World Flyer
Trans World Flyer
Habi

Germany

1954 - 1959

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism
9 x 42 cm
toy airplanes, HK-555
HK-555
Hammerer & Kühlwein
Germany

1945 - 1949

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground
Flint system,
producing 
sparks in the nozzle
16 x 16 cm
toy airplanes, HK-555
HK-555
Side view
toy airplanes, Twa Green Shell
Twa Green Shell
Hitachi
Japan

Ca. 1936 - 1937

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the propellers turn

28 x 21 cm
toy airplanes, Aerodrome
Aerodrome
Hoch & Beckmann

Germany

1954
Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

35 x 51 cm
toy airplanes, America
America
Hubley
United States


1928

Painted cast aluminum and cast iron

Push toy


Rolls on the ground,

the propellers turns


43 x 36 cm
toy airplanes, Flygplan med torn
Flygplan med torn
HV 


Sweden

1950s

Painted tinplate, aluminum sheet

Toothed-rack mechanism

25 (h) x 86 cm
toy airplanes, 210
210
Ingap

Italy

After 1934

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground

29 x 32 cm
toy airplanes, Savoia Marchetti S-81
Savoia Marchetti S-81
Ingap

Italy

Ca. 1934 - 1938

Painted metal sheet

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,
all propellers turn
33 x 26 cm
toy airplanes, I 404, Giroplano
I 404, Giroplano
Ingap

Italy

1939

Painted tinplate

Gyroscope

Plane: 27 x 18 cm

Set in action: 12 x 49 cm
toy airplanes, Savoia Marchetti S-81
Savoia Marchetti S-81
Ingap

Italy

1939 - 1943

Painted metal sheet
Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,
all propellers turn

33 x 26 cm
toy airplanes, Triplane
Triplane
J·D Paris

France

Ca. 1920

Painted tinplate

Wind-up mechanism
Rolls on the ground

25 x 21 cm
toy airplanes, Tower with four planes
Tower with four planes
J·D Paris

France

Ca. 1930

Partially painted, aluminium sheet
Wind-up mechanism

12 x 42 cm
toy airplanes, Vertical flight plane (prototype)
Vertical flight plane (prototype)
J·D Paris

France

1950s

Partially painted, aluminium sheet

Wind-up mechanism
Rolls on the ground,
the two propellers turn

33.5 x 21 cm
toy airplanes, Plane type Morane-Saulnier
Plane type Morane-Saulnier
JML



France


1924



Lithographed tinplate


Wind-up mechanism



Rolls on the ground

22 x 19 cm
toy airplanes, Passenger plane
Passenger plane
JNF

Germany

1930 - 1935

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the propeller turns

Hook for hanging

62 x 60 cm
toy airplanes, Parachute plane
Parachute plane
Joustra
France

1954

Lithographed tinplate, fabric

Wind-up mechanism


Rolls on the groun
When the front tip hits an obstacle,
the pilot is ejected and descends by parachute
19 x 22 cm
toy airplanes, Catapult Aeroplane
Catapult Aeroplane
Katz Toys
United States

1927

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism
12 x 14 x 23.5 cm
toy airplanes, Penny toy monoplane
Penny toy monoplane
Kellermann

Germany

1920s

Lithographed tinplate

Push toy
6 x 9 cm
toy airplanes, Boat with two planes, 226, 227
Boat with two planes, 226, 227
Kellermann


Germany


Ca. 1925

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism


Rolls on the ground,

the planes turn around the mast

12 (h) x 12 x 23 cm
toy airplanes, 227
227
Kellermann

Germany

1928 - 1935

Lithographed tinplate

Toy to push or hang

5.5 x 8 cm
toy airplanes, Biplane Airmail
Biplane Airmail
Kingsbury

United States

End of 1920s

Painted tinplate and Cast aluminum

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the propeller turn
 driven by a crutch strap

30.5 x 38 cm
toy airplanes, Monoplane
Monoplane
Kingsbury

United States

Early 1930s

Painted tinplate
Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the propeller turn

31.5 x 30 cm
toy airplanes, Airport
Airport
Lenin Memorial Factory

Russia (URSS)

1960s 
Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism
12 x 23.5 x 34 cm
toy airplanes, Comet NRº 3191
Comet NRº 3191
Kuramochi

Exported by E.T.Cº

Japan

Ca. 1935

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

The rear propeller turns
Hooks for hanging

34.5 x 31 cm
toy airplanes, Heinkel He 111
Heinkel He 111
Lehmann

Germany

1940 - 1944

Lithographed tinplate

Push toy

18.5 x 14 cm
toy airplanes, Liberty Airport
Liberty Airport
Liberty Playthings
United States

End of 1920s
- 1930s

Lithographed tinplate, painted wood, cardboard

Spring mechanism
6.5 x 22 x 29 cm
toy airplanes, Single-seater airplane
Single-seater airplane
Manuel de Jesús García

Spain

1919 - 1923

Painted tinplate

Spring mechanism

Rolls on the ground

37 x 38 cm
toy airplanes, Monoplane and its wagon
Monoplane and its wagon
Märklin


Germany

1912


Painted tinplate

Push toy


Plane: 14.5 x 19 cm

Set: 10 (h) x 25.5 x 14 cm
toy airplanes, Monoplane and its wagon

Monoplane and its wagon

Airplane
toy airplanes, Biplane type
Biplane type "Voisin"
Martinan & Larnaude

France

1920 - 1929

Painted tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground
27.5 x 29 cm
toy airplanes, Municipal Airport with airplane
Municipal Airport with airplane
Marx

United States

1929 - 1935

Lithographed and painted tinplate

Friction mechanism

Rolls on the ground

Airplane : 11 x 11.5 cm
Hangar : 8.5 x 14 x 15.5 cm
toy airplanes, Pursuit plane, 712
Pursuit plane, 712
Marx

United States

End of 1930s

Lithographed tinplate

Spring mechanism

Rolls on the ground

Machine-gun fitted with a
 flint system, sparks

20.5 x 17 cm
toy airplanes, Monoplane
Monoplane
Marx

United States

1940s

Lithographed tinplate

Spring mechanism

Rolls on the ground

15.5 x 13 cm
toy airplanes, 12, Rollover Plane
12, Rollover Plane
Marx

United States

Ca. 1947

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground

15.5 x 13.5 cm
toy airplanes, Army Airplane
Army Airplane
Marx
United States

Ca. 1951

Lithographed tinplate

Spring mechanism

Rolls on the ground

46.5 x 34 cm
toy airplanes, Passenger airplane
Passenger airplane
Meier, Johann Philipp
Germany
1908 - 1910


Lithographed tinplate
Push toy or hang

9 x 6.5 cm
toy airplanes, Passenger airplane
Passenger airplane
Mettoy

Great Britain


1933

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground

37 x 35 cm
toy airplanes, Fighter
Fighter
Mettoy

Great Britain

Ca. 1935

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground, the propeller turns
Machine-gun fitted with a flint system, 

producing sparks
Folding wings

43 x 30 cm
toy airplanes, Fighter
Fighter
Detail
toy airplanes, K 3520
K 3520
Mettoy

Great Britain

1935

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground

42 x 28 cm
toy airplanes, Passenger airplane
Passenger airplane
Mettoy

Great Britain

1936 - 1940

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,
the propeller turns

54 x 50 cm
toy airplanes, Fighter
Fighter
Mettoy

Great Britain

1939 - 1941

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground

34 x 28 cm
toy airplanes, M-I-C 52
M-I-C 52
Mic
France

1950s
Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground
21.5 x 19 cm
toy airplanes, Fokker National Airlines
Fokker National Airlines
Nomura Toys

Exported by E.T.C°

Japan


Early 1930s


Lithographed tinplate
Wind-up mechanism


Rolls on the ground,

the central propeller turns

44 x 36 cm
toy airplanes, Fokker
Fokker
Nomura Toys

Exported by E.T.C°

Japan


Early 1930s


Lithographed tinplate


Wind-up mechanism


Rolls on the ground,
the central propeller turns

25 x 21 cm
toy airplanes, Coast Guard NX4010K
Coast Guard NX4010K
Ohio Art

United States

1945 - 1958

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism
The propeller turns
and drives the seaplane on the water
25 x 20 cm
toy airplanes, Coast Guard NX4010K
Coast Guard NX4010K
Ohio Art

United States

1945 - 1958

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism
The propeller turns

and drives the seaplane on the water
25 x 20 cm
toy airplanes, Blériot Airplane
Blériot Airplane
Oro


Germany


Ca. 1912


Lithographed and painted tinplate



Spring mechanism


The rear propeller turns


Hook for hanging
13.5 x 21 cm
toy airplanes, Blériot Airplane
Blériot Airplane
Oro


Germany


Ca. 1912


Painted tinplate



Spring mechanism


The rear propeller turns


Hook for hanging

22 x 29 cm
toy airplanes, Blériot Airplane
Blériot Airplane
Payá

Spain

1923
Lithographed tinplate

Push toy

8.5 x 12 cm
toy airplanes, Twin-engine with deer
Twin-engine with deer
P.I.W.
Japan

1960s

Painted tinplate
Friction mechanism

Rolls on the ground
19.5 x 14 cm
toy airplanes, Pocket plane
Pocket plane
Pico
Distributor: Carrasco y Marsal
Spain

1950s

Painted tinplate

Push toy

11 x 11 cm
toy airplanes, Blériot Airplane
Blériot Airplane
Plank

Germany

Ca. 1910

Painted tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

The propeller turns

Hook for hanging

38.5 x 45 cm
toy airplanes, Floatplane
Floatplane
Plank


Germany


Before 1914

Painted tinplate

Wind-up mechanism


The propeller turns

and
 drives the seaplane on 
the water


Hook for hanging

17 x 24 cm
toy airplanes, The Air E-Go Round
The Air E-Go Round
Reeves
United States

1926
Lithographed tinplate
Toothed-rack mechanism
25 (h) x 18 cm
toy airplanes, The Air E-Go Round
The Air E-Go Round "America"
Reeves
United States

1930s
Lithographed tinplate
Toothed-rack mechanism
26 (h) x 20 cm
toy airplanes, España
España
Rico
Spain

1920? - 1931

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the planes turn

11 x 23 cm
toy airplanes, España
España
Rico
Spain
1920? - 1931

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the planes turn

11 x 23 cm
toy airplanes, Eagle
Eagle
Rico

Spain


1929 - 1936

Lithographed tinplate


Wind-up mechanism


Rolls on the ground,

the planes turn

11 x 23 cm
toy airplanes, De Havilland Comet
De Havilland Comet
Rico

Spain

Ca. 1950

Painted tinplate

Spring mechanism

Rolls on the ground

32 x 21.5 cm
toy airplanes, Sports airplane
Sports airplane
Rico

Spain

Ca. 1955

Painted tinplate

Friction mechanism

Rolls on the ground

32 x 21.5 cm
toy airplanes, Blériot Airplane
Blériot Airplane
Staudt
Germany


1912


Painted tinplate, canvas, cardboard


Wind-up mechanism


The propeller turns


Hook for hanging


21 x 29 cm
toy airplanes, Passenger airplane
Passenger airplane
Tipp & Co.

Germany

1933

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the central propeller turns

Hook for hanging

60 x 54 cm
toy airplanes, 1430
1430
Tipp & Co.

Germany

From 1933
Lithographed tinplate


Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,
the propeller turns

Hook for hanging

Battery-operated lighting

51.5 x 45 cm
toy airplanes, D-OFET
D-OFET
Tipp & Co.

Germany

1936 - 1939

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground,

the propeller turns
Bomb release mechanism

Hook for hanging

44.5 x 38 cm
toy airplanes, Airplane merry go round
Airplane merry go round
Tücher & Walther

Germany

1970s – 1990s

Painted tinplate
Toy operated by hand
or by steam machine
34 x 29 cm
toy airplanes, Two planes’ game
Two planes’ game
Tücher & Walther

Germany

1970s – 1990s

Painted tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
9 x 29 cm
toy airplanes, 4-F
4-F
Tücher & Walther

Germany

1980s

Lithographed tinplate
Push toy
17 x 19 cm
toy airplanes, W-LS 1933
W-LS 1933
Wells Brimtoy
Great Britain


1933

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground
24 x 24 cm
toy airplanes,
"Sunny Andy" Fleet Flyer
Wolverine
United States
1928
Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism
15 x 9 x 63 cm
toy airplanes,
"Sunny Andy" Fleet Flyer
Detail
toy airplanes, Strato Ship Mistery Plane
Strato Ship Mistery Plane
Wyandotte

United States

1934

Painted tinplate

Push toy

11.5 x 10 cm
toy airplanes, City Airport
City Airport
Wyandotte

United States

1934
Lithographed and painted tinplate

Push toy
Battery-operated lights

Hangar: 28 x 40 x 29 cm
Airplanes: 11.5 x 10 cm
toy airplanes, Seaplane
Seaplane
Yamada
Japan

Before 1914

Painted tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

The propeller turns

and drives the seaplane on the water
11.5 x 16 cm
toy airplanes, Gramman
Gramman
Yoshiya

Japan

1950s

Lithographed tinplate

Friction mechanism

Rolls on the ground,
the propeller turns

17 x 12.5 cm
toy airplanes, Delta winged fighter jet
Delta winged fighter jet
Zaporizhstal
Ukraine
1970s
Painted tinplate
Push toy
24 x 45.5 cm
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection,
"Rémy Gaucher" model airplane
Manufacturer unknown

France

End of 1940s – 1950s

Painted wood, rhodoid, metal
54 x 38.5 cm
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Clown merry-go-round
Clown merry-go-round
Manufacturer unknown

Germany

1930s
Lithographed tinplate

Toothed-rack mechanism
18 x 17 cm
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Tower with 4 planes
Tower with 4 planes
Manufacturer unknown

Germany 
1930s

Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism
18 x 14 x 20 cm
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Biplane
Biplane "Wright"
Manufacturer unknown

Germany


1970s


Painted tinplate

Hook for hanging
No mechanism
10 x 19 cm
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Twin-engine
Twin-engine
Manufacturer unknown

Japan

Early 1940s


Lithographed tinplate

Wind-up mechanism

Rolls on the ground

17 x 12.5 cm
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, GB III
GB III
Manufacturer unknown

Great Britain

1935 - 1940

Lithographed tinplate

Push toy
9 x 10 cm
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Space plane
Space plane
Manufacturer unknown

Russia (URSS)

1970s

Lithographed tinplate

Friction mechanism

Rolls on the ground,
the colorated rotate

19.5 x 20.5 cm
Toy Airplanes, Patrick Desparture Collection, Tower with two planes
Tower with two planes
Manufacturer unknown
Spain
1931 - 1936
Painted tinplate
Wind-up mechanism
14 (h) x 39 cm

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