Horse and Native American clockwork toy

The horse and rider are of lithographed tinplate cast in two halves along the length and held by tongue and slot joints. The rider and the horse's legs are separately attached. The horse is cream and brown piebald with red; yellow; white; blue and black trim. The ears are of cream rubber and the reins a yellow thread. The rider represents an indian and is tan with blue; green; red; yellow and black. The integral key is under the body of the horse which houses the clockwork mechanism. When wound the horse springs up and down and tosses the rider about.
*HAJI in a lozenge shape with MADE IN JAPAN printed on the left top of the saddle. Mansei Toys was established in 1951.
Collection description:
The horse and rider are of lithographed tinplate cast in two halves along the length and held by tongue and slot joints. The rider and the horse's legs are separately attached. The horse is cream and brown piebald with red; yellow; white; blue and bl ...more
Artist or maker:
Mansei Toys
Medium:
tin and plastic
Measurements:
H 7 inch W 2.5 inch
Rights:
V&A Museum, ©Victoria and Albert Museum,London
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