Quiralu is a former French toy company mainly known for its military figures . It was founded in 1932 by Emile Quirin who ran a family art foundry in Luxeuil in the Haute-Saône 1 . In 1941, his son-in-law Hubert Desgranges assumed the management, then in 1948, Bernard Desgranges son of Hubert 2 .

The Quiralu smelter closed in 1961.

Previously, she had produced in particular a series of miniature cars (including trans-Saharan Berliet truck) on a scale close to 1 / 43rd, in Zamac . These models were of a quality equivalent to that of competing brands like Dinky Toys or Solido .


  • The Quiralu Toys: 1933 – 1964 by J. Borsarello, ed. Grancher, 1995, ( ISBN  978-2-7339-0497-8 ) .
  • The Quiralu Figurines – classification and evaluations by Jean-Michel Tisné
  • Paolo Rampini, 2004, France in Miniature 1900-1980

Notes and references

  1. ↑ 1958: one republic to another: the advent of the Fifth Republic: exhibition, Reims, from 4 to 31 October 1998 , Catherine Dhérent Ariane James-Sarazin, Jean-Pierre Husson, Jean-Pierre Fabre and editor Catherine Dhérent, ed. Interbibly, 1998.
  2. ↑ Bernard Desgranges self-published in Luxeuil Chronicle Luxovienne 2010

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