Brinquedos • Toys

Eléctrico amarelo • Armindo Moreira Lopes (AML)


Colecção Can the Can

Eléctrico amarelo A.M.L.

Fabricante: Armindo Moreira Lopes(AML).

Brinquedo tradicional de lata produzidos por Armindo Moreira Lopes(AML).

Devido à 2ª Guerra mundial, houve falta de chapa Flandres, o que originou uma procura nas litografias de chapa e sucatas, de latas velhas já utilizadas, para se reciclar e reaproveitar estas para utilizar no fabrico de brinquedos.

É perfeitamente visível na parte inferior do brinquedo, a utilização de restos de chapa de embalagens de sardinhas portuguesas em óleo vegetal.

 

Armindo Moreira Lopes foi um fabricante de brinquedos de lata (folha de flandres), que em 1940 e apenas com 18 anos criou a sua própria oficina em Valongo. Fabricou de forma artesanal cerca de 365 modelos diferentes, um para cada dia do ano.

 

Electric City Trolley by Armindo Moreira Lopes

Manufacturer: Armindo Moreira Lopes (AML).

Traditional tin toy produced by Armindo Moreira Lopes (AML).

Armindo Moreira Lopes was a manufacturer of tin toys (tinplate), which in 1940 and only at the age of 18 created his own workshop in Valongo. It has handmade about 365 different models, one for each day of the year.

 

A tin toy, or tin lithograph toy, is a mechanical toy made out of tinplate and colorfully painted.

Tinplate was used in the manufacture of toys beginning in the mid-19th century. The toys were made from thin sheets of steel plated with tin, hence the name tinplate. They were a cheap and durable substitute for wooden toys. The toys were originally assembled and painted by hand.

Due to the Second World War, there was a shortage of tin plate, which led to a search in sheet and scrap lithographs, old cans already used, to recycle and reuse these for use in the manufacture of toys.

It`s perfectly visible the use of sardine can tine plate in this toy.