TIPPCO Tipp & Co Silver Racer No. Made In Germany 1950's. Tin clockwork wind up side car racing motorcycle made by Tippco of Western Germany in the early 1950's.
Tippco called the bike a Silver Racer. 7-1/2" Long, 5" wide, and 5 Tall. What's interesting about the toy is that the side passenger , moves off from his seat as the motorcycle unwinds and moves around to the left and right. As it moves forward the co-pilot swings down in front of the third wheel and extends out into empty air.His weight, now shifted far over to the left appears to force the cycle to counter-balance by also turning sharply left. The cycle completes the turn. Then the co-pilot moves back up into position directly above the sled which appears to straighten out the cycle's front wheel. It is complete, has a Very strong working clockwork and performing all actions with regard to the age but has surface rust and wear & paint damages all over the item. Working ON/OFF Switch, Item was cleaned by Oil. The item "TIPPCO Tin Wind Up Tin Toy, Silver Racer Side Car Motorcycle #5 Germany 1950's" is in sale since Thursday, September 22, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Wind-up Toys". The seller is "massoud_j" and is located in Coquitlam, British Columbia. This item can be shipped worldwide.