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Circa 1930s Schuco Wind Up Somersault Tumbling Mickey Mouse. Vintage key-wound brown acrobatic mouse in red felt shorts. Approx. 4 inches tall. He has his original ears, a black stitched nose and tin eyes. In played-with condition, missing wool covers on feet and one hand (See close-up photographs).
Back view close-up
Top of head close-up
His mechanism seems to want to work but he does not "somersault", so he needs someone handy with mechanics to work on him. Afraid to over-wind him, so not tried to force the key myself! (He was working fine in the Museum, however.)
In 1994 the Tetbury Teddy Bear Museum in the Cotswolds, England, closed and John bought many of the wonderful teddy bears and props A huge collection of antique and vintage teddy bears, toys and teddy bear-related books. A Collection of 30 Vintage Tin Wind Up Toys, Mechanical Bears, Monkeys, Bunny Rabbits, Dogs, Schuco wind-up animals will be Online soon - watch this space!
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4" 1930s Schuco Wind Up Somersault Tumbling Mickey Mouse.