Tinplate Deep Sea Diver by Fleischmann, 1940 For Sale
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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)
  • Production Time
    Available Now
  • Of the Period
  • Place of Origin
  • Condition Details
    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.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 9 in. x W 3.5 in. x D 4.5 in.H 22.86 cm x W 8.89 cm x D 11.43 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
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