LMPF – Sputnik Satellite Space Orbiter USSR 1959
LMPF = Leningrad Metal Product Factory, based in the former USSR. This was the company that produced this fantastic space / fairytale Space Orbiter. Made out of lithographed tin in the USSR in 1959. Wow, a Russian Space Toy that is 60 years old already.. how cool is that.
I had seen the toy before in auction but was not able to bid on it at that time….After that auction I came into contact with a very nice person from Russia who is helping me to find old Russian robots and spac toys. I have received some very cool stuff already. This piece is the one that goes in the center of all that 😉
with the size of about a can of coca cola, the toy is amazing, you simply can keep on looking at it. In action it makes a very strange clicking sound while the satellite
( the tiny satellite in red, yes that one ) is orbiting the planet earth with CCCP in the center .. ( of course ! 🙂 This is Sputnik-2, the second spacecraft launched into Earth’s orbit on November 3, 1957 (the first time a cosmic creature was launched into space, the dog Laika).
The clockwork mechanism works smooth ! and works fine. In excellent to near mint ! condition. no flaws to mention on this toy. Its rare and scarce, I only saw it a couple of times but not in this nice condition. All original and complete and it has never been opened up before. An absolute fantastic piece of Russian Space Toy history.
Extremely Rare and Scarce Toy ! I think a MUST have….
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