Jean Schoenner formed his company in Nuremberg in 1875. In 1895 his factory had around 250 employees making mainly optical toys and magic lanterns, but also steam engines. Schoenner was sold to Falk in 1912, but the production ceased already in 1906. Falk continued the production of the Schoenner steam engines, thus the same models where produced by both Schoenner and Falk with small variations.