Tin Toy

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.
date made
1862
place made
United States: Connecticut, Bristol
place owned; place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
iron, tinned sheet (overall material)
paint (overall material)
ID Number
DL.65.0013
catalog number
65.0013
accession number
254853
Credit Line
Millicent Todd Bingham
subject
Toys
Children
Family
Gifts & Presents
Carriages
Horses
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
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Data Source
National Museum of American History