Lehmann “Ikarus” windup airplane

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This is known as EPL 653 and was made from 1913-35. It represents a scale model of an early monoplane of the era. This is the real deal and not one of the high-quality reproductions of the toy that were made a few years ago.  [One easy way to tell is this:  The repros have "Patd U.S.A." on the motor housing. Notice that mine instead has "Pat. U. ST. A."]  The scarce original box is in exceptional condition.