Martin & Runyun Tin-Automata Patent Autoperipatetikos or Walking Doll is a key wind doll

Item number: Walking doll (42931)

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Category: Martin & Runyun




Description

Manufacturer:
Martin & Runyun

Kind of Toys:
Tin Automata

Item-No:
Walking doll

Year:
ca. 1862

Size (LxWxH in inch):

Size (LxWxH in cm):
H 25,4

Results: (E=Ebay; D=Sale; B=Auction) (Z=Condition)
D Z1- wb 1.846,50 2013; B Z3 wb 694,00 2013

Description:
Patent Autoperipatetikos or Walking Doll is a key wind doll that actually walks, she comes in her rare original box top and with her original key and in all original clothes. Autoperipatetikos means the automatic walking one. This clockwork mechanism walking doll was designed by Enoch Rice Morrison in 1862 and made by Martin and Runyon in the United States. Made of composition, brass, wood and leather, the dolls head is composition with molded hair and painted facial features. Arms are of kid leather. The body is a conical shaped cardboard and wood containing a clockwork mechanism. The bodice is of pale blue silk with lace and ribbon trim, overskirt of white lace and net and petticoat of white cotton and lace. The original box lift off lid measures 10.5" x 5.5", pat. 1862


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