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Tekno tinplate cars

Postby karl » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:31 pm

I just found a red one! It’s the GYRO version of the Tekno. They also made a MIRACO version. Do you know when these were made? The Tekno book says 1950-55? Looks like a copy of the Schuco Mirako car from post-war...
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Re: Tekno tinplate cars

Postby motorman » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:48 pm

So unusual with those tiny slit windscreens, very cool looking :D
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Re: Tekno tinplate cars

Postby starni999 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:31 pm

Hi Karl,
Those are brilliant, I've never seen them before. I wonder if they purposely modelled a top chop Kustom car? Looks like it to me.
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Re: Tekno tinplate cars

Postby Viewfield » Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:38 pm

karl wrote: Looks like a copy of the Schuco Mirako car from post-war...


Very similar to the Schuco.

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Re: Tekno tinplate cars

Postby karl » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:56 pm

Thanks Rod! Great car! There is another Schuco out there that is even closer in design! Actually 99% the same! ;)
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Re: Tekno tinplate cars

Postby karl » Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:59 pm

Chris - My theory is that, with 1940s technology, they could not bend tinplate in those curves anymore than they did. Hence, very small windows. Rod's Schuco figured out how to do it slightly better (perhaps a few years later)?
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