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Rare English National Microphone Dancing Man Figure, circa 1930



A fantastic and rare 1930s toy of a dancing man (National Microphone Dancer), the base of the toy shows instructions of how the toy used to work. This toy would have originally been battery operated however we have not tested it in its current state and is currently only used for decorative purposes. All the limbs are articulated with a carved wooden head and moving mouth when he would have originally danced, the arms are made from card. Still with all its original paint and untouched in form, a truly wonderful object with loads of fun. Recently uncovered in a private collection of a toy collector in London. Dimensions in inches: H 12” x W 6” x D 6” Origin: English Period: 1930 Condition: Aged through wear and tear is present across this item in areas, fading of all surface and loss of paint in sections is present, this item is sold as seen and currently not working. It has been opened but not tested. View all the photos please as this will show you the areas of concern addressed above.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Depth: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • Style
    Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU4304216994832

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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