Antique Gebruder Bing Toys

Founded in 1863 in Germany by two brothers carrying the family name, Bing the company started building toys in 1870. Of all the toys that the company created, it was their toys trains that made them quite famous in their early days.


BING STATION TABLE TOP RAILWAY 4INCHES LONG 2 INCH WIDE 2&1 2 WIDE TIN LITHO
BING STATION TABLE TOP RAILWAY 4INCHES LONG 2 INCH WIDE 2&1 2 WIDE TIN LITHO
$3.02
Bing 130 541 Steam Engine Generating Plant Model  ca1912
Bing 130 541 Steam Engine Generating Plant Model ca1912
$895.00
Vtg.50s TINPLATE TRAIN TOY WIND KEY BING MARKLIN ARNOLD BECKH OTTMAR KG GERMANY
Vtg.50s TINPLATE TRAIN TOY WIND KEY BING MARKLIN ARNOLD BECKH OTTMAR KG GERMANY
$9.99
VTG.TINPLATE TRAIN TOY WIND KEY BING MARKLIN ARNOLD BECKH OTTMAR KG GERMANY
VTG.TINPLATE TRAIN TOY WIND KEY BING MARKLIN ARNOLD BECKH OTTMAR KG GERMANY
$9.99
Ship  A boat Old toy ocean liner Rare Germany 1920-1930  Bing Arnold Carette
Ship A boat Old toy ocean liner Rare Germany 1920-1930 Bing Arnold Carette
$165.00
Rare Estate 1890s Antique Johann Falk Bing Toy MAGIC LANTERN Germany Excellent
Rare Estate 1890s Antique Johann Falk Bing Toy MAGIC LANTERN Germany Excellent
$8.00
Vintage 1954 Bing Crosby "Call Me Lucky" Game Board ONLY Parker Brothers NICE
Vintage 1954 Bing Crosby "Call Me Lucky" Game Board ONLY Parker Brothers NICE
$21.15
Antique 1890's Child's Stone Blocks Wood Box Bing Steinbaukasten Set A3 DEPOSE
Antique 1890's Child's Stone Blocks Wood Box Bing Steinbaukasten Set A3 DEPOSE
$79.99
VINTAGE Bing It The New Toy and Sport Sensation Beach Badminton Game 1956
VINTAGE Bing It The New Toy and Sport Sensation Beach Badminton Game 1956
$34.97
Doll antique steam engine weeden stean bing steam
Doll antique steam engine weeden stean bing steam
$81.00
Bing antique steam engine weeden steam doll steam
Bing antique steam engine weeden steam doll steam
$104.00
Superb Bing Steam Engine with Dynamo and Lamp approx 1925-30
Superb Bing Steam Engine with Dynamo and Lamp approx 1925-30
$1,699.00
The first gauge of train that would become popular was the O gauge and Bing adopted this size, but later would invent a smaller size, the OO. The company is also credited with perfecting a method of building toys called the Nuremberg Style which was used into the 1950's.

The company was quite successful in the toy business and by 1914, the company had over 5000 employees. Unfortunately the success of the company couldn't last as WWI was approaching and high tarrifs were placed on toys being imported into the US, making German toy companies unable to compete in the United States toy market, although they still had a strong presence in Canada.

Unfortunately for the Bing family, they were forced to flea Germany due to the rise of Adolf Hitler and the fact that they were Jewish. Already in financial trouble the company folded in 1933.

If you are able to find Antique Gebruder Bing Toys to add to your collection, you have certainly found a great piece of toy history.