Horse and cowboy 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 brown with red; yellow; white; blue and black trim. The ears are of dark brown rubber and the reins an orange thread. The rider represents a cowboy and is pink with light and dark blue; white; yellow; red; green and orange.

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 brown with red; yellow; white; blue and black trim. The ears ...more
Artist or maker:
Daiya Toys
Date:
1960-1970
Medium:
tin and plastic
Measurements:
H 2.5 inch W 2.5 inch
Rights:
V&A Museum, ©Victoria and Albert Museum,London
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