Tin Toy

Description
This jaunty horse-drawn carriage was presented to a little girl in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. When wound with a key, a clockwork mechanism inside the toy turns the back wheels and sends the carriage on its way. The Connecticut manufacturer, George W. Brown & Co., was famous for producing a variety of windup tin toys during the mid-1800s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
carriage, horse drawn
Object Type
toys (recreational artifacts)
Physical Description
yellow (overall color)
tin (overall material)
ID Number
DL*65.0013
catalog number
65.0013
accession number
254853
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
National Treasures exhibit
Family & Social Life
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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