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Tin Toy

Tin Toy

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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.
Object Name
Two-Horse Carriage
carriage, horse-drawn, toy
Object Type
toys
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)
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 14 in x 2 1/4 in; 13.335 cm x 35.56 cm x 5.715 cm
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
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
National Treasures exhibit
Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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