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Clockwork toy

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ca. 1880
Wood, metal, textile, paint
Overall: 11 1/2 x 7 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 29.2 x 18.7 x 11.4 cm )
written: on label affixed to bottom: "Drawn at an Odd Fellows'/fair by Alden Story/about 1880."
Clockwork toy with two black male dancing figures mounted on varnished wooden box; wooden figures are jointed at hips, knees, and ankles and wear tan cloth hats, pink neckties, tan patterned jackets and tan striped skirts; vertical metal rods between legs connect figures to clockwork mechanism; key is inside box.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group