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Mechanical toy (acrobats)

Object Number: 
INV.4558
Date: 
1825-1875
Medium: 
Wood, paper, paint, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 6 x 3 5/8 in. ( 15.9 x 15.2 x 9.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: in pencil on bottom: "P.AS/U.SX"
Description: 
Mechanical toy with two boys performing acrobatic stunts and two girls bound to vertical poles atop rectangular wooden box with paper covering sides; when a wire crank in the side of the box is turned, two of the figures rotate.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group