made of tin
size 17 CM LONG
Every toy starts as a flat sheet of metal, which is printed and then cut into its separate pieces. Each piece is the formed into the final shape by passing it through numerous tooling stations until its final shape is achieved. The pieces are then hand-assembled to create a single finished toy. Being a very labour-intensive process, tin toy production was quickly abandoned when plastic moulding was developed. Most traditional toy makers in India, like elsewhere in the world moved away from tin toys leaving only a handful of factories that still produce them. Great for collectors and those who cherish child hood memories.