Mechanical Crawling Baby Doll

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Key wind metal mechanism attached to the joined pair of plastic arms and legs with painted baby head on top. I have collected robotics and have searched for a mechanical doll from the 1950s for some time. A tin cover went over the motor and is available.
The wind up motor still works animating the baby in a surreal slow crawl. I would guess the baby would have had some clothes at one time.
Details
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
c. 1950's
Period
1950-1959
Materials and Techniques
Plastic
metal mechanism
Condition
Good. The doll is in working condition and the tin body cover for the body is available..
Dimensions
8 in. H x 11 in. W x 4 in. D
20 cm H x 28 cm W x 10 cm D
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU8979742789
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