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The Märklin ( or Maerklin ) toymaking business, started in 1859 in the toy and craftmaking region of Württemburg as W. Märklin by Theodor Märklin, is one of the great toymaker marques.
In 1888 the company became Gebrüder Märklin ("Märklin Brothers"), and the company absorbed the toymaker Lutz in 1891.
Märklin's toys are often recognisable through their solid build quality, the common use of stylised proportions in the earlier toys, and a certain stylistic imaginative exhuberance, coupled with engineering excellence.
Later creations put more emphasis on literal precision and correct proportions, but the more distinctively toylike products produced between ~1895 and ~1914 are sometimes referred to as belonging to the "Golden Age" of Märklin.
- Bing of Nüremberg
Links and References
- Märklin homepage (maerklin.com)
- MarklinStop.com - All about Marklin, 1859 - present (marklinstop.com)
- Märklin (wikipedia.org)
- Gilles Herve, Charlotte Parry-Crooke, Märklin 1895-1914 (Ingram, 1983) ISBN 0907724035
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