Paak Paak

Object Number: 
INV.5253
Date: 
1910-1935
Medium: 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 x 7 1/2 x 3 in. ( 7.6 x 19 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
lithographed: on each side of basket: "645" engraved: on one side of windup key: "D · R · P" engraved: on other side of windup key: "LEHMANN" lithographed: on sides of wheels facing basket: "[star] D · R · PATENT [star] PAT. U · S · A · 27 · FE
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron lithographed windup toy depicting duck pulling basket with three chicks; duck with green head, orange-red feathers, white band around neck, and yellow feet; yellow chicks with wings detailed in black, mounted on top of basket with pattern of slats, in yellow and green; top of basket with simulated grass; two red wheels with black dots; windup key at side; as duck moves forward, chicks bob back and forth.
Gallery Label: 
The toy is powered by a coil-spring mechanism made out of piano wire (See Publications, p. 161).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group