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CHINA

Nowadays more clockwork tinplate (or tin plate)plate (or tinplate (or tin plate) plate) toys are made in China than anywhere else. Very few, if any, are original concepts, and many are indisputable copies of European or Japanese originals. They are still comparatively cheap, although prices are now beginning to rise. Some of the early ones are not particularly well finished. This doesn't detract from their collectability, in fact is part of their charm: we mention it only to warn those who would find the occasional scratch or paint blemish unacceptable. Certainly Chinese toys should not be overlooked: some of their movements are extraordinarily ingenious.

 

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 The following pages shows a collection of some of the best sellers from our range of ' tinplate (or tin plate)plate (or tinplate (or tin plate) plate)plate (or tinplate (or tin plate)plate (or tinplate (or tin plate) plate) plate) (or tinplate (or tin plate)plate (or tinplate (or tin plate) plate) plate) (or tinplate (or tin plate)plate (or tinplate (or tin plate) plate) plate) (or tinplate (or tin plate)plate (or tinplate (or tin plate) plate) plate) (or tinplate (or tin plate)plate (or tinplate (or tin plate) plate) plate) Clockwork Toys for Collectors'

 

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THE WHALE AND FISH

When the fish is pulled from the mouth of the "Whale" (which is in fact more of a Giant Goldfish than anything else) to the extent of the almost invisible thread and released on a smooth surface, the Whale appears to chase, catch and gobble it up. Particularly entertaining as the small fish rarely runs

 

CLOCKWORK FIRE ENGINE

Bumper contact makes the bell ring and the ladder slowly rise. The motor creates a loud siren-like whine. Finish often imperfect, but an interes tinplate (or tin plate) plate (or tinplate (or tin plate) plate g mechanism, approx. 7" in length.  

 

'MEXICAN' CLOCKWORK HORSE AND CART

The Zebra gallops in erratic circles, throwing the driver about in the seat

 

The welcome return of a popular line which has been unavailable for some time. As the seal runs in a circle, the ball and propeller revolve. Clockwork, 15cm.  

 

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As the line proceeds in a large circle, drawn by the parent, the babies spin round and round as the result of an ingenious cogged plate turned by their wheels. Clockwork, 30cm. 

 

CLOCKWORK PLODDING SNAIL

Rare, maybe unique, low-geared motor produces a slow and ponderous action with body rocking gently from side to side and antennae shaking. Clockwork, 8cm tall.  

 

CHINESE 'E-TYPE'

High quality friction drive car. Robust and detailed. 30cm in length.

 

CLOCKWORK KANGAROO

 

 

Jumps as expected of a Kangaroo. Clockwork, 15cm

 

 
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MONKEY ON TRIKE

Runs in a circle. Clockwork, 19cm.  

ROLLING BUTTERFLY

All metal except wheels and antennae. Its wings flap up and down as it moves, stopping from time to time to perform backwards somersaults. Clockwork with 18cm wings.  

ICE CREAM VENDOR

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Legs pedal furiously as he goes. Soft rubber-like head. Clockwork, 10cm.  

 

 

 

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