Scarce Lehmann tinplate three wheeled wind-up EPL 345 New Century Cycle. A three
wheeled vehicle with driver and boy sitting behind with parasol. Vehicle in yellow
and black livery, red and white striped parasol with trade mark. Wind-up spring
drive propels the toy forward either straight ahead, to the left or right while
also making the parasol turn and the driver doff his hat.
In 1895 the Berlin engineer and later rocket builder Hermann Ganswindt introduced the
‘Berlin pedal-engine cab’. In the Brandenburg factory of Lehmann this mechanical
marvel became the New Century Cycle.