Monday, December 5, 2016

Techno Toys

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
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Techno Toys

The Tekno company was a successful toy company located in Denmark from post WWII (1945) until it was sold to another Danish company in 1972.By the 1950's the company had achieved such a success that it rivalled the British company Dinky Toys. The company produced cars, trucks, tractors, cranes,and even pots, pans, and kitchenware. The vehicle scale was 1:43. This meant that the toy models were 1/43 the size of the "real"  items (e.g. car) that they were modelled after.*

Courtesy /wiki/Tekno_(toy_manufacturer)

Techno 804  MG Midget with rare smooth base
painted diecast metal with rubber tires
Circa: late 1950's
Scale: 1:43

Tekno 803 Porshe 356A Coupe
Painted diecast metal
Circa: 1950's
Scale: 1:43

Tekno 440 (Denmark)  Ford Mercury
Painted diecast metal, rare green version
Scale: 1:43
Circa: 1950's

Tekno  739 Dodge Covered Truck (Denmark)
Painted diecast metal with rubber tires
Circa: Late 1950's
scale: 1:43 ( this toy measured 6" (152 mm)

Tekno 806 Opal Olympia Rekord
Painted diecast metal with rubber tires
Circa: 1950's
Scale: 1:43
Tekno 931 Monza Spyder
Painted diecast metal with rubber tires
Circa: late 1960's
Scale: 1:43

The toys above (top to bottom) ranged in price from $ 266.00 Canadian dollars to $ 83.00.
They were built quite sturdily, and have survived to this day.  The toys can be easily recognized because the name Techno and Denmark appear on the underside of the toy.

Thanks for dropping by,
and as always,
have a great part of the day or night,
wherever you may be.

Stacey Bindman

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