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Established in 1912 at Rohn Street 10 by Heinrich
Schreyer and Heinrich Mueller, a former and very valued pattern maker of the
Bing company, Schuco develops, despite considerably difficult political
circumstances and economic conditions, into one of the great international
names in the toy business: for, among others, the Turning Automobile and the
Commando Automobile. Schuco can also maintain its position after the Second
In later years Schuco re-issued the earlier Piccolo models but they made sure that collectors were protected from people who wanted to sell the new models as original models. Below you see the difference between an original model on the left versus a later re-issue on the right. Below the 'Mercedes 220S' you can see on the red cars stated: "Made in Western Germany', the copy on the right clearly states: 'Replica'.