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Heinrich Fischer 0 Gauge

(Nuremberg, Germany)

The German firm of H Fischer and Co were based in Nuremberg, and produced toys from around 1908 until 1931/32. Trade mark was a fish, as seen on some of the models illustrated below.


Fischer box, illustrating the fish trade mark

Fischer clockwork Train Set, comprising loco, tender, carriage, track, footbridge, tunnel, station, signal and sign

Fischer clockwork Train Set, comprising loco, tender, carriage, track, footbridge, tunnel, station, signal and sign

Fischer clockwork Train Set, comprising loco, tender, carriage, track, footbridge, tunnel, station, signal and sign

Fischer clockwork Train Set, comprising loco, tender, carriage, track, footbridge, tunnel, station, signal and sign

Fischer clockwork 0-4-0 tender loco, cab number 320

Fischer clockwork 0-4-0 tender loco, cab number 320

Fischer clockwork 0-4-0 tender loco, cab number 320, LNER tender

Fischer clockwork 0-4-0 tender loco, cab number 320, LNER tender

Fischer clockwork 0-4-0 tender loco, cab number 320, LNER tender

Fischer clockwork 0-4-0 tender loco, cab number 320, LNER tender

Fischer 4 wheel First Third Passenger Coach

Fischer 4 wheel First Third Passenger Coach

Fischer 4 wheel Luggage Guard Coach

Fischer 4 wheel Luggage Guard Coach

Fischer Level (Grade) Crossing

Fischer Level (Grade) Crossing

Fischer Buffer Stops

Fischer Buffer Stops

Fischer Buffer Stops

Fischer Buffer Stops

Fischer station, British market, 15 inches long x 5 inches tall

Fischer station, British market, 15 inches long x 5 inches tall

Fischer station, British market, 15 inches long x 5 inches tall

Fischer station, British market, 15 inches long x 5 inches tall

Fischer various accessories

Fischer tinplate Tunnel

Fischer tinplate Tunnel

Fischer Victoria Signal Box (Cabin)

Fischer Victoria Signal Box (Cabin)

Fischer Victoria Signal Box (Cabin)

Fischer Victoria Signal Box (Cabin)

Fischer Goods (Freight) Depot

Fischer Goods (Freight) Depot

Fischer Goods (Freight) Depot

Fischer tinplate double track clockwork Viaduct

Fischer tinplate double track clockwork Viaduct

Fischer tinplate double track clockwork Viaduct

Fischer Travelling (mobile) Crane, replacement hook

Fischer Travelling (mobile) Crane, replacement hook

Fischer Travelling (mobile) Crane, replacement hook

Perhaps the most unusual Fischer items to be illustrated here are the Toonerville Trollies commissioned by artist Fontaine Fox who required toys as a 'tie-in' to his syndicated newspaper cartoon series. Two versions were manufactured by Heinrich Fischer, tracked and floor toy.


Fischer Toonerville Trolley (tracked)
Image credit Iron Horse Publications Inc., Toy Trains Treasury Vol. 2, The LaRue Shempp Collection

Fischer Toonerville Trolley (floor toy)

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