Circa 1930s Schuco Wind Up Somersault Tumbling "Mickey Mouse".
Antique key-wound brown acrobatic mouse in red felt shorts.
Vintage German Clockwork Wind-Up Tin-Plate very old tin toy mouse acrobat.
Key wind, with Clockwork mechanism.
Original ears, a black stitched nose and tin eyes.
An Antique toy in played-with vintage condition consistent with age and wear.
Wool covers on feet and one hand are missing
He has not been restored.
Approx. 4 inches tall.
(See close-up photographs).
Back view close-up
Top of head close-up
He was working fine but I just double-checked and his mechanism seems to want to work but he does not now "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!
Museum Exhibit Card
Museum Collection Schuco Mouse.
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 Vintage Tin Wind Up Toys, Mechanical Bears, Monkeys, Bunny Rabbits, Dogs, Schuco wind-up animals.
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4" 1930s Schuco Wind Up Somersault Tumbling Mickey Mouse.