Bing & Grondahl plates with motifs of planes, trains and trams
B&G have made different series with motifs of old aeroplanes, trams and trains from Denmark and abroad. Several series are made in collaboration with historic associations and support organizations within the various industries.
Bing & Grondahl aeroplane plates
"Denmark's Flight Plate" is a series of 15 porcelain plates with motifs of old aeroplanes, telling a lot about Danish Aviation history. The B&G flight plates were released in November each year from 1976 to 1990. On each plate a significant aeroplane is pictured. The first plate shows the DC-4 Skymaster aircraft Dan Viking which SAS bought 10 of in 1946 to fly on the route between Copenhagen and New York.
Bing & Grondahl train plates
Since 1974 Bing & Grondahl released a series titled "Danish Veteran Railway plate". The beautiful blue porcelain plates shows magnificent old locomotives from a bygone era, which were used for both freight and passenger transport. At the Railway Museum in Odense, right next to the main train station, you can see the steam locomotive O 318, which is pictured on the tenth B&G railway plate.
Bing & Grondahl tram plates
Most people associate plates by Bing & Grondahl with the famous blue colour, however the factory has, in a few cases, released plates in other colours. This applies, for example, to the white porcelain plates with brown line drawings of the old tramways in Denmark. The plates depicts motifs from a long bygone era with old buildings and the track roads with trams running. The plates show tramways in the three largest cities in Denmark - Copenhagen, Aarhus and Odense.
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