WW2 German Tippco Tinplate search light
This great looking vintage toy is a WW2 German Tippco Tinplate Toy Searchlight in its original German camouflage, and in working condition! It would have been fitted on to a four wheel bogey:
· Height: 10.5cm (with lamp in the horizontal position)
· Base Width: 12.7cm
· Base Depth: 8cm
The bullseye searchlight is in excellent working condition ,fittted with a 3 volt bulb, and connected to an power source e.g. 2x AA batteries. It works.. It does have a few surface blemishes that go along with age and use, and some small areas of rust.
Tipp & Co produced some wonderful tinplate toys which were extremely well engineered. This searchlight has two turning screws. One swivels the light up and down, the other turns the light clockwise or anticlockwise. It is slightly wobbly.