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The Gunthermann toy marque was founded by Siegfried Günthermann (1856-1886). The son of Master Tinsmith GP Günthermann of Fürth, Siegfried took an apprenticeship, and returned to Fürth in around ~1871 when his father became ill, and then went to work for the tinplate toymaker Georg Leonh, in Nuremberg.

Siegfried started producing a range of tinplate toys from 1877, and the company moved to larger premises in 1878, and again in 1884 and 1895, with another new premises needing to be constructed in 1900-1901.


With Siegfried's death in 1886, the company continued to be run by his widow Marie, who was then joined by her second husband, Adolf Weigel, with Weigel's initials "AW" being added to the company logo.

After Weigel died in 1920, his son was brought onboard, and the logo reverted to its pre-AW state. After he also eventually died, there was nobody to inherit the business ... Siemens then took it over, and the company was shut down.


Gunthermann was known not just for its tinplate toy vehicles (fire engines, buses, racing cars, planes) but also novelty human figures and birds (such as the "fighting chickens" toy).

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