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Tinplate Deep Sea Diver by Fleischmann, 1940



Fleischmann of Nuremberg. An extremely desirable tinplate toy deep sea diver, dressed in 1940s period suit and helmet with all-original paint finish, the figure with diver’s pick axe 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. Fleischmann, was established in 1887 in Nuremberg Germany as a toy manufacturer of tinplate boats, cars and trains but today are known as one of Germany’s leading manufacturers of model railway trains and accessories.


  • Creator
    Fleischmann of Nuremberg (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Width: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)Depth: 4.5 in. (11.43 cm)
  • Style
    Other (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading. The bulb, connectors and battery power to the lantern have all been restored and are fully working. Although there are minor losses of paint to the body of the diver, the piece is in very appealing, 'playworn' condition.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 64391stDibs: LU868011828593

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    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to United States 0, arrives in 7-9 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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