1952 Technofix No.266 Twin Car Elevator in Original Box

1952 Technofix No.266 Twin Car Elevator in Original Box

The "Twin Car Elevator" (its correct catalog name) presents German ingenuity at its best. Manufactured by Technofix (a.k.a. Einfault) it's an unusual concept. I guess you could say it's an "over-under" toy, but that's an understatement. All tin litho, using a clockwork motor, it permits movement of two independent vehicles simultaneously, but on the same track. The two vehicles will never collide. It grades excellent+ to near mint in its original near mint- box. The last time I found a high grade example with original box was nearly 3 years ago. 

It's simulates on an enclosed futuristic city-scape diorama with tunnel-like openings on one end. It has an upper and lower track, with the upper connected to a rear mounted clockwork motor. The lower track has an extension piece which can be compacted to fit inside the box. 

  • First wind it up. 
  • Place one vehicle into the right corner of the lower track. Place the second car on the upper track making sure that it won't slide downwards prematurely. 
  • Release the stop/start lever. 
  • With crank-like movement the upper roadway is raised up and down. While its at it's highest point the upper car will slide down the ramp and smoothly drop onto the lower. 
  • The crank continues to rotate the track lowering it to the point when it'll pick up the second car which is still in the bottom right corner. 
  • With the lower car in place the upper track is again raised. Simultaneously the top car runs down to replace the lower. And of course the lower has now replaced the top car. The cycle repeats. 

Best of all it works flawlessly and for a long time. Actually it becomes a little hypnotic after a while. 

As far as the box like most Technofix toys the wide cover panels are completely illustrated. Only the endflaps have any text plus the company logo. The top panel shows several cars entering and exiting the elevated garage with the city in the background. The front and rear panels show the main highway with the entrance ramp to the garage. 

Size: 17" long x 3" tall x 1½" wide. Vehicle 1-7/8"

Sold: Jan. 2012

Price Sold: $ 408


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