Bing Werke

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Bing Werke of Nürnberg (founded in 1863 by Ignaz and Adolf Bing) were a German manufacturer of consumer goods such as kitchen utensils[1], metal toys,[2] gramophones[3], typewriters[4] and the like. Bing eventually specialised in toys, becoming one of the largest toymakers in Europe. The company shed most of its work force in 1932 and shut its doors in 1933.[5][6][7]

Bing Werke sold the Fita.[8] and Fitaskop[9] stereo viewers, produced around 1910 onwards. In line with the production of stereoscopes and stereoscopic images, Bing also distributed a stereo camera. The following cameras are known to have been produced or distributed:


Notes and References

  1. Historical Dictionary of Bavaria (in German)
  2. Company History by sammeln-sammler.de (in German)
  3. Bing 'Pigmyphone' toy gramophone in the British Library
  4. Orga Privat Typewriter (in German)
  5. WikiPedia entry on Bing
  6. Company History by sammeln-sammler.de (in German)
  7. Historical Dictionary of Bavaria (in German)
  8. Fita (Welt der Stereoskopie)
  9. Fitaskop 1 (Welt der Stereoskopie), Fitaskop 2 (Welt der Stereoskopie)
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