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Wind-up toy: three musicians

Object Number: 
INV.7629
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 9 x 4 1/2 in. ( 21 x 22.9 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Three Musicians: Tinned sheet iron windup toy depicting three clowns playing musical instruments, mounted on platform; clowns dressed in variety of colors including green, yellow, orange, red, and blue; one clown holds a bell, another a banjo, and another a drum; raised platform with slanted sides painted red and top painted yellow; pattern of pierced holes on top of platform resembling speaker; when key on bottom is wound, arms move back and forth.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group