In 1863, the German brothers Ignaz and Adolf Bing founded they company that would soon be the worlds largest toy manufacturer. They started up with kitchen utensils, and in 1880 they began the toy production. They had more than 5000 employees and their items were sold worldwide. The company suffered a lot from the great depression in 1929, and was partly taken over by other manufacturers such as Falk and Karl Bub. Bing ceased to exist in 1933.