Tin Toy Cars, also called Tin toys, are mechanized toys made of tin that were painted in many colors with a technique known as “chromolithography” that serves to give the toy the closest resemblance to a real vehicle. These types of toys were made with a form of manufacture that was used in the mid-nineteenth century, they were cheaper and lasted longer.
They were originally assembled and painted by hand and originate from Germany. Little by little they became popular in the United States although they were discontinued during World War II due to the need for raw materials for everything related to the war. However, after the war Japan resumed its manufacture and in 1950 they became the largest producers of these toys.
Around the 1920s, some Japanese firms began to build a reputation in international markets thanks to the quality of the finishes of their pieces.

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