4 man boat £21
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Tinplate collectors toys from Spain
We are now able to offer the superb hand-assembled clockwork tin toys of
Classicos Paya which are produced from the tools and dies which were used to
make the originals in the early part of the century.
WARNING. These expensive toys are collected by those who appreciate their authenticity, a feature extending to their clockwork motors, also made exactly as originally which means that they are not often very effective by late 20th century standards! They are things of historic interest, beauty, intricacy and ingenuity rather than high-powered working models.
These items therefore are intended for adult collectors only. They are not made as children's playthings, and they do not comply with current Toy Safety legislation.
All models shown below are very large (all sizes are approximate), and all have a key-wound clockwork motor. The original year of production is shown by the products name.
PAYA / SPAIN
Paya have been making clockwork tin toys near Alicante since 1902. At first they produced under contract for the better known German and French brands, but by the 1920s were enjoying world-wide success with their own models. General production continued until 1985 when it was decided to concentrate on remaking all their old classic toys on a limited basis. Only 5000 of each model is made, and a numbering certificate to that effect is provided with each toy. An attractive feature of Paya's products is the superb boxes in which they come.
Opening doors and boot reveal fine interior printing and moveable front seats. Steering wheel adjusts the front wheels' angle. Probably one of the biggest clockwork tin plate cars available. Clockwork, 50 cm long.
TUF TUF MOTORCYCLE (1936)
Clockwork, spectacular, and noisy. The basic noise mechanism placed under the motorcycle produces a characteristic 'tuf-tuf' sound, giving the motorcycle its name. Clockwork, 32 cm long.
A black and white tram. It includes both a clockwork motor and battery-powered lights. Clockwork, 32cm long.
PLEASURE LINER (1931)
One of a range of three boats. It moves in a circle driven by its wheels, the bow rising and falling to simulate wave-action, the result of an off centre front wheel axle. Clockwork, 38 cm long.
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