JESCO VON PUTTKAMER’s Formula 1 Wind Up toy car is a handmade metal car inspired by Old-School Formula race cars.
This model is provided with a lever mechanism to make it run.
The mechanism is the classic wind-up lever, actioned by a removable iron laced arm, making this a durable wind-up toy vehicle since it is made entirely of different metals for each part.
Jesco von Puttkamer, its designer and producer, began in 1999 to manufacture these car models from the remains of industrial production and other metal products. His 42 square-meter workshop, a factory based on an early industrial model, emerged in the rooms of a former butcher shop where almost 100 years ago life and work were combined in a confined space. Currently known as Germany’s smallest Autofabrik.
These cars, a mixture of art and design, with their archaic and simple optics are not only a toy for the young ones but pieces of collection for adults.
Length: 20 cm // 7.9 in
Width: 5 cm // 2 in
Height: 7 cm // 2.8 in
Available colors: red
Made in Germany.
Design and manufacture: Jesco von Puttkamer