Lehmann Company, also known as Ernst Paul Lehmann Patentwerk, was a German toy manufacturer founded in 1881 by Ernst Paul Lehmann in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany. The company initially produced metal kitchenware and tinplate toys, but in 1888, Lehmann began producing wind-up toys.
Lehmann's wind-up toys quickly became popular due to their high quality and intricate design. The company's most famous creation was the "Lehmann-Gnom," a small toy figure that could be wound up and would walk forward with a distinctive waddling motion. The Lehmann-Gnom was so popular that it became the company's logo and was used as a trademark on all of Lehmann's products.
In the early 20th century, Lehmann expanded its line of toys to include trains, cars, and airplanes. These toys were also powered by wind-up mechanisms and were highly detailed and realistic, with moving parts and more...
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