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Siegfried Günthermann

(Nuremberg, Germany)

Günthermanns was founder by Siegfried Günthermann in 1877, and produced its first toy car by 1898. The company continued until late 1965 when it was purchased by Siemens. After being widowed, the founder’s wife married the company manager Adolf Weigel, and the initials A.W. appear in the early Gunthermann trademark during the period 1903-1920.

The railway gun illustrated below was offered via eBay in 2015, and described thus :

Made in Germany during the 1920s or 30s, this is an operating toy railway gun by Gunthermann of Nuremberg. Powered by clockwork, the barrel raises and lowers to activate a cap mechanism housed in a small shell that's loaded into the breech. Comes with one original aluminium shell and two brass reproduction ones. The cycle stops after one round of raising and lowering and re-activates via a switch on the side.


Günthermann railway gun, 1938 catalogue number 791
Information credit Forum Alte Modellbahnen

Günthermann railway gun, 1938 catalogue number 791
Information credit Forum Alte Modellbahnen

Günthermann railway gun, 1938 catalogue number 791
Information credit Forum Alte Modellbahnen

Günthermann railway gun, 1938 catalogue number 791
Information credit Forum Alte Modellbahnen

Günthermann boxed Empire State Express set, 4-4-0 tender loco and two passenger coaches, for the US market

Günthermann boxed Empire State Express set, 4-4-0 tender loco and two passenger coaches, for the US market

Günthermann boxed Empire State Express set, 4-4-0 tender loco and two passenger coaches, for the US market

Günthermann boxed Empire State Express set, 4-4-0 tender loco and two passenger coaches, for the US market

Günthermann 212 Llandudno & Colwyn Tram, or Streetcar, for the UK market

Günthermann 212 Llandudno & Colwyn Tram, or Streetcar, for the UK market

Günthermann 212 Llandudno & Colwyn Tram, or Streetcar, for the UK market

Günthermann 212 Llandudno & Colwyn Tram, or Streetcar, for the UK market

Günthermann 212 Llandudno & Colwyn Tram, or Streetcar, for the UK market

Günthermann 212 Llandudno & Colwyn Tram, or Streetcar, for the UK market

Günthermann 212 Llandudno & Colwyn Tram, or Streetcar, for the UK market

Günthermann 212 Llandudno & Colwyn Tram, or Streetcar, for the UK market

Günthermann 74 Tram, or Streetcar

Günthermann 74 Tram, or Streetcar

Günthermann 74 Tram, or Streetcar

Günthermann 74 Tram, or Streetcar

Günthermann 74 Tram, or Streetcar

Günthermann clockwork handcar

Günthermann Floor Toys


Günthermann clockwork GNR 4-4-0 loco, floor toy

Günthermann clockwork GNR 4-4-0 loco, floor toy

Günthermann clockwork GNR 4-4-0 loco, floor toy

Günthermann clockwork GNR 4-4-0 loco, floor toy

Günthermann clockwork 1286 4-4-0 loco, floor toy

Günthermann clockwork 1286 4-4-0 loco, floor toy

Günthermann clockwork 4-6-0 tank loco, LNER 709, floor toy

Günthermann clockwork 4-4-0 loco, floor toy

Günthermann clockwork 4-4-0 loco, floor toy

Günthermann 8 wheeled passenger coach, floor toy

Günthermann 8 wheeled passenger coach, floor toy

Günthermann clockwork steamroller, length 10 inches

Günthermann clockwork steamroller, length 10 inches

Günthermann clockwork steamroller, length 10 inches

Günthermann clockwork steamroller, length 10 inches

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