Boy on tricycle toy
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We are offering for sale a very fine example of a Boy on Velocipede clockwork toy that was patented in 1870 and produced by the Stevens and Brown Company.  The condition of this early American wind up toy is outstanding.  The paint on the toy appears to be original except for a small amount of touch up on the forehead and sides of his face which we discovered by using a black light.  The touch up was done very well and the eyes, mouth, and cheeks appear to be original paint.  The molded cloth head is missing a bit of black paint on the top.  The boy is wearing his original blue cotton jacket, beige pants with red pinstripes, and a blue cumber bun over a white shirt.  He has stamped brass hands and boots.  The clothes have some staining and a few holes but are in wonderful condition for the age of this antique toy.  The toy winds counter clockwise.  It functions very well and it has a strong motor.  Once wound the toy moves in a zig-zag pattern steering left and right while the rider pumps his legs up and down on the pedals.  The three large cast iron wheels are painted green, the frame and steering post are blue, and the motor box is red with yellow/gold highlights and stenciling on the top indicating the date of patents. This beautiful early clockwork toy measures almost 11" in length x over 9" tall, and over 5" at it's widest.   The key included with the toy is not original however it fits the toy well.  This toy is very difficult to find in such wonderful condition and it will make a prized addition to any antique toy collection.  PLEASE REVIEW ALL PHOTOS AND USE THE ENLARGE AND ZOOM FEATURES FOR THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF THIS EARLY AMERICAN CLOCKWORK TOY.

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Price: $1,695.00
Availability: SOLD