Kind of Toys:
Size (LxWxH in inch):
L 15" H 11,75"
Size (LxWxH in cm):
L 38,1 H 29,9 cm
Results: (E=Ebay; D=Sale; B=Auction) (Z=Condition)
B Z2 11.951,50 2004, B Z2+ 4.413,00 2011; D Z3 1.625,00 2012; B Z1-2 4.803,50 2016
Fire house with pumper wagon, A large firehouse with wood sides, cast iron windows and front that is painted brown and embossed ?FIRE ENGINE HOUSE?. There are two large painted green with gold trim spring-loaded doors. When mechanism is wound in engine house it opens doors and rings bell to alert that help is on the way. Pumper is black enameled with red wheels and black enameled horses and figure. It originally was sold with the firehouse fire house measures L 38,1 cm x H 29,9 pumper wageno measures L 33 cm.
FIRE ENGINE HOUSE" ... Circa late 1800's ... 8 1/2" x 15" x 12 1/8" item has 3/8" thick wooden frame enclosure with sloping "roof" as well as inclined floor ... Each side wall has four "window" cut outs affixed with 2" x 3" x 1/4" cast iron "window" elements and a 14 3/8" x 3/4" x 1/4" cast iron castellated roofline cap strip ... The building "face" is an 8 1/2" x 12 1/8" x 1 3/8" finely detailed simulated "masonry" structure embossed "FIRE ENGINE HOUSE", in gold, with a protruding threshold below the two hinged doors (green with gold border edging) ... Note: Originally a "clockwork" toy fire pumper within burst out of firehouse when activated (hole above front doors apparently held mechanism that released front doors and "eye loop" on right side wall was the release lever ... Front doors each retain the majority of their spring steel "door release" springs though each "upper bend" through small hole in door has weakened and come off ... Inclined floor caused fire pumper to "burst out" when doors flew open. As other items I am listing, this is from a private collection ... This "Ives" Fire Engine House would be a great addition to any vintage cast iron toy or firetruck collection.
Picture from: Photo courtesy of James D. Julia auctioneers Fairfield ME www.juliaauctions.com + www.bertoiaauctions.com
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