Mechanical box: boy and girl on seesaw
Cardboard, glass, paper, sand
Overall: 8 1/8 x 6 x 2 1/2 in. ( 20.6 x 15.2 x 6.4 cm )
printed: on label affixed to back of box: "MECHANICAL B.../WITH AUTOMATON./DIRECTIONS FOR ITS USE./... [in English, German, and French]/GERARD CAMAGNI"
Sand toy composed of viewing box made of cardboard with glass window containing colored lithograph of landscape with river and mill; sand-operated mechanism inside box makes mill wheel turn and seesaw in foreground (with girl on left and boy on right) move up and down.
The term "sand toy" is used in Toys in America by Inez and Marshall McClintock (See Publications).
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.