They and added a stuffed toy line, beginning with a bear, in 1907. By 1914, Bing’s toy factory employed 5,000 workers, reflecting the peak of the company’s success.
This exhibit spans over 200 years of history of the German toy industry; it begins with the simplistic yet wildly popular wooden toys handcrafted in the regions of Thuringia and Erzgebirge, then explores how industrialism and two World Wars up-ended the German toy industry and influenced its exports to the United States.
Born in 1887, Müller’s passion for toymaking started early, when at the age of 17 he started making cars, boats, zeppelins and aircraft with his brother. At 22 he began working at renowned German toymaker Bing, known for their toy trains and live steam models.
Crafts The German Toymakers of the Erzgebirge January 6, 2021 | Charleen Smith-Riedel | Comments When the silver and tin mines of the Erzgebirge, Germany’s Ore Mountain Region of Saxony, began to dry up in the late 1700s, village miners were at a loss to survive.
The history of German toy maker Schuco can be traced back to 1912. The company began by making small felt and plush covered mechanical figures and animals. One of Schuco’s very first toys was the pick-pick bird and between the 1920’s and the 1960’s some 20 million were made.
A total of 865 Jewish-owned business of all types in Nuremberg alone suffered that fate. Flying Hats game, Spear Games, Enfield, England, about 1945. The Strong, Rochester, New York. While a number of the Spear extended family were able to get out of the country, at least six died in different camps during the war.
When we think of nationalism and warfare, children’s toys rarely come to mind. Contributing to the field of global studies, in particular global commodity history and global material culture, the dissertation project 'Empire of Toys' traces the global 'lives' of toys from a manufacturing region in Central Germany and asks how the production ...
The Toy and Game Industry in the U.S. The U.S. toy industry, for obvious reasons, doesn’t have hundreds of years of history extending before the industrial revolution that Europe experienced. Before the early 1800s, if you were a child of wealthy parents, you likely had toys purchased from overseas for you or perhaps purchased in one of the new-fangled “department stores” in a major city ...
JSS’s mission is to introduce Japan’s most popular traditional, handcrafted spirits—shochu and awamori—to the world. Originating from Japan’s southernmost island in the 14th century, shochu is a distilled spirit commonly made from rice, barley, and sweet potato fermented by yeast and koji, a revolutionary microorganism. Koji has a ...