What Is It? June 2021

   William McLaren of Anchorage, Alaska correctly identified the June’s What Is It pictured to the left. He tells us it is “a German-made, 1950’s Schuco Elektro Ingenico 5311 battery-operated, remote-controlled, tin maroon sedan with chrome accents. The sedan was modeled from the Buick V-8 of that period.
   Schuco began in Nuremberg, Germany in 1912, as Schreyer & Co. In 1921 it became known simply as Schuco. The Company’s first miniature tin cars were introduced in the mid-1930’s, as the Schuco Patent Motor Cars. Since its inception the company has sold more than a million toys, many of which are now valuable collectibles.”
   Amazing! William McLaren is one of our most avid What Is It participants! Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us. You, of course, have won another year’s subscription to the Mountain States Collector! Congratulations!

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