"EK QUALITY TOYS" ("QUALITATS SPIELZEUG") lacing / threading wooden toy beads boxed vintage 1950's West-Germany. Original coloured (X2 black, x9 green, X8 navy blue, X9 pink, X6 yellow, X2 brown and X6 beige) circular and cylindrical wooden beads (X43 in total) in red original box. Very rare and desirable to have original, branded box included.
Would have been used for early childhood educators for toddlers as a tool for teaching hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, patience, counting as well as shapes and colour as beads were threaded / laced onto accompanied string / yarn (original string / yarn not included). Box is rectangular shape. Manufactured in West-Germany in 1950's (as stamped on the base of the box), likely 1952-1955. Was unable to find any information on the company, assumedly "EK".
Box is in very good condition with split corners, minimal damage for its age, label picture is complete and intact. Seems to be missing a bead or 2 and original string / yarn is missing, but all in all in excellent condition for its age (please refer to photos).
18.5cm W X 2cm D X 8.5cm H, 119g
This is a very old toy, manufactured when toy standards were not as stringent as they are today. Therefore, this beading set is sold as a collectible for adult enjoyment only, not for children.
Please refer to our photos as they form part of the description.