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Mechanical Crawling Baby Doll

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.

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American Primitive Gallery
49 E 78th St. #2B New York, NY 10075 United States 212-628-1530 | 845-461-8506
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Mechanical Crawling Baby Doll

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PLACE OF ORIGIN: United States
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: c. 1950's
PERIOD: 1950-1959
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Plastic, metal mechanism
MATERIALS NOTES: plastic, metal mechanism
CONDITION: Good. The doll is in working condition and the tin body cover for the body is available..
HEIGHT: 8 in. (20 cm)
WIDTH: 11 in. (28 cm)
DEPTH: 4 in. (10 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: New York, NY
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 1
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU8979742789
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