During his period as the owner of the former Fernand Martin factory, Victor Bonnet brought many beautiful new toys to the market.
The pistols/guns are very noticeable here because they don’t really look like the other toys.
But it was then and is still a hugely popular toy with mainly boys.
Till today, 7 different pistols/guns are known.
To my surprise, I found an second original bill from Victor Bonnet from 1933 with the order of various pistols and other toys on it.
This bill is dated March 31. 1933
The address of Victor Bonnet & Cie factory is still the old address where once Fernand Martin produced his great successes at 88 Boulevard de Menilmontant Paris.
At the back of this bill the 6 well-known pistols are also shown.
This order included two well-known pistols, one pistol we discover earlier this year and two names that we didn’t know yet.
Of course we recognize the well known PanPan and the Bombarde on this bill.
The most toy collectors had never heard of these two names on this bill, the Auto-Fusée and the Corsaire.
In the previous discovered bill, see: https://fernandmartintoys.nl/discovered-an-original-bill-from-1933-by-victor-bonnet/ we already found two new names of which we could attribute one to the pistol with number 266 de Le Costaud, and another one is the L’Epervier from which we now know what it is but I can’t yet give a number.
So we have till now 3 piece that are for the most collectors new, ( Auto-Fusée, Le Corsaire, L’Epervier)
What represented they ???
They are :
Le L’Epervier (Flying disc launcher)
Le Corsaire (a pistol) so now we have 8 different pistols
Auto-fusée (a race car)
I don’t know for sure if there are more new names but I am continue to search.
Probably is that the Victor BONNET & Cie-in-liquidation, sold the patents and trademarks of guns/pistols to JEP, as they were show in a JEP’s product portfolio from 1934.
And do you know off there other missing pieces ? send me a message and make me happy.