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The Little Automaton Paper Toy in Original Box

Auction:
2196
Lot:
376
Sold for:
$3,173$2,700

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Auction:
Sale #2196 - 2196
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
April 12, 2003 10:00AM

Description:

The Little Automaton Paper Toy in Original Box, probably Germany, c. 1840, 6-inch doll carrying a basket with two children inside, mounted on a 2-inch base, when toy is pulled by string the wooden wheels should move legs alternately to simulate walking and have children pop up in basket (mechanism sticky), in original box with lithographed figure of the toy on the cover (some wear), with descriptive literature from Bromer Booksellers in Boston, box 5 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Keywords

Germany, Automaton, Robotics