Fernand Martin made funny and sophisticated wind-up tin toys, some with multiple actions, and was copied many times by other toy manufacturers.

fernand martin pianist

There are 4 distinctive periods of his work and of his successors: 1878-1894 (F. Martin), 1895-1912 (F. Martin), 1912-1919 (Georges Flersheim) and 1919-1937 (Victor Bonnet).

List of toys

Some of his sought after toys include:

Fernand Martin on Amazon

Fernand Martin forum

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1 comment
Jennifer - April 22, 2019
I just inherited a Fernand Martin toy - it is a sweeper. So excited to find info on it. I had no idea it was so old.
Thanks for sharing Jennifer, enjoy your wonderful toy!