Roullet & Decamps Puss in Boots automaton nodder
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We are pleased to offer for your consideration a wonderful early 1900's Roullet & Decamps Puss in Boots electric automaton Cat Nodder that measures approximately 26” tall.  This rare beautiful large scale Puss in Boots nodder is in outstanding condition and even has his original green satchel hanging at his waist. The nodder has had a bit of restoration done so please be sure to read our entire description carefully.

When plugged in and switched on (switch is on the cord) this fabled cat nods his head and opens and closes his mouth as if to be talking (Be sure to watch the video above).  Very few examples of this Roullet & Decamps Puss in Boots exist today.  This early example retains the original electro-magnetic drive mechanism inside his body.  The wiring has been updated for safe operation.  Access to the drive mechanism is via a trap door on the cat’s back.  A small brass knob just above his tail is the handle for the door.  The mechanism has a switch built in allowing the electrical current to be set for European 220 volts or U.S. 110 volts.  Right now it has been set for U.S. 110 volts with a new U.S. cord/plug.  The cord for 220 volts (Europe) will also be included in the sale allowing for a conversion if necessary.  

The cat’s off white, brown, and a bit of gray calico fur remains soft and full and is odor free.  All of the fur is original on his entire body and head with the exception of the piece that covers the trap door on his back (this is a well matched replacement piece).  He also has his original whiskers and huge green glass eyes with fabulous detail; he looks right at you while he talks.

The cat’s sword is a replica made to resemble the original.  The sword is made of wood with hand painted gold accents and a gold painted tin handle guard just like the original. 

Restoration done on Puss in Boots includes reinforcing the carton form on his lower torso and replacing the door on his back which conceals the mechanism.  The cat’s boots were restored as well.  When we purchased the nodder it was not able to stand up, making restoration necessary.

This rare and wonderful antique Roullet & Decamps electric Puss in Boots Nodder stands an impressive 26” tall and 16” in depth toe to tip of tail and will make an exceptional addition to your collection! 

PLEASE REVIEW ALL PHOTOS AND USE THE ENLARGE AND ZOOM FEATURES AS WELL AS WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF THIS RARE EARLY ELECTRIC ROULLET & DECAMPS PUSS IN BOOTS NODDER. 

SELLS TO U.S. ADDRESSES ONLY

  • Cannot ship to: Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

EARLY 1900s ROULLET & DECAMPS PUSS IN BOOTS CAT NODDER AUTOMATON

Price: $3,500.00
Availability: SOLD