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.


 Antique German Bing Arc Lamp light Cast iron glass shade doll house train
Antique German Bing Arc Lamp light Cast iron glass shade doll house train
$295.00
1988s Mister Donut original goods Bing pot yellow vintage from japan (185
1988s Mister Donut original goods Bing pot yellow vintage from japan (185
$113.84
1988s Mister Donut original goods Bing pot green vintage from japan (186
1988s Mister Donut original goods Bing pot green vintage from japan (186
$113.84
Tin Clockwork Battleship Pre-War Carette, Bing, Arnold ? 1920's 7.5 inch
Tin Clockwork Battleship Pre-War Carette, Bing, Arnold ? 1920's 7.5 inch
$450.00
BING ,  FLEISCHMANN OR SIMILAR VINTAGE CARPENTER FOR STEAM ENGINES ULTRA RARE VG
BING , FLEISCHMANN OR SIMILAR VINTAGE CARPENTER FOR STEAM ENGINES ULTRA RARE VG
$13.28
Antique Bing Toy Steam Engine Small Windmill Germany
Antique Bing Toy Steam Engine Small Windmill Germany
$35.00
KBN   Bing  0 Gauge Loco and Tender
KBN Bing  0 Gauge Loco and Tender
$89.00
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
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
Bing Tin Wind-up Clockwork Torpedo Boat 21" 1915-28 Battleship Gunboat ORIGINAL
Bing Tin Wind-up Clockwork Torpedo Boat 21" 1915-28 Battleship Gunboat ORIGINAL
$456.00
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.