This is one of the earlier, New York City based, J. Chein Company, tin toy pieces. They started doing lithography in 1930.
This toy wind-up sedan was made circa 1930 and is brightly lithographed and painted in red and yellow, with grey and red balloon wheels. All tin, this car is quite scarce and well proportioned and stream lined with a visor over the windshield, a fancy checkered, red and yellow running board, and three cut out windows to each side of the car; very luxurious and cool looking.
Markings consist of “N.J.-44”; the word “Stop” in a logo of some kind; and Chein logo attesting to “Made in U.S.A.” manufacture. (see image). Also “marked” and of note are the tires “Chein Balloon Cord” “U.S.A.” and “33 x 6 00.6 Ply”
Car is from my own collection and is in very good and all original condition with no touch-up paint or repaint, and no restoration of any kind; fabulous colors and presence. The car works fine; see video (upon request) for operation of the limousine.
Dimensions: 7 1/4″ long x 3 1/2″ wide x 3″ high
Note: After 40 plus years of dealing and collecting toys, I am justly qualified to guarantee and present the authenticity of antique and vintage toys and banks; important considering the fakes and reproductions in the marketplace