history of Plank Ernst

Item number: Plank Ernst (4065)


Category: Plank Ernst


Company history and description of the company Ernst Plank, Nuremberg, Germany

In 1866 the company was founded by Ernst Plank. Plank was the first inventor of toy lanterns and model steam engines.
1882 Plank produced in his factory first replicas.
1890 began the production of steam trains and clockwork locomotives and shortly after electric trains.
1930 there was the first financial difficulties.


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