Coverbild Meine Spielzeugflieger
Meine Spielzeugflieger
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Edited by: Patrick Despature
Foreword: Paul Lang, Lucien Baggieri
Filmed by: Roberto Pellegrini
Graphic Design: Gabriele Sabolewski
Texts by: Patrick Despature
German, English, French
June 2012 , 392 Pages , 0 Ills.
clothbound, with DVD
305mm x 305mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3016-7
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In 1927, Charles Lindbergh was the first aviator to venture to fly solo across the Atlantic, and that same year the manufacturer J. M. L. produced a toy version of his plane, the Spirit of St. Louis. These tinplate or sheet-iron planes were based on blurry black-and-white photographs of airplanes, and thus early twentieth-century toy manufacturers permitted themselves a great deal of artistic license. The biplanes and propeller planes by Märklin, Tipp & Co., Distler, Günthermann, Rossignol, Joustra, INGAP, Paya, or Rico were colorful, and their technical details lacked accuracy. This extensive catalogue carefully presents these naïvely-designed yet true masterpieces in words and images—besides long-range and record-breaking aircraft, it features hydroplanes, military planes, autogiros (the predecessor to the helicopter), as well as carousels and other flying toys.
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