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Mechanical box: boy and girl on seesaw

Mechanical box: boy and girl on seesaw
Mechanical box: boy and girl on seesaw
ca. 1850
Cardboard, glass, paper, sand
Overall: 8 1/8 x 6 x 2 1/2 in. ( 20.6 x 15.2 x 6.4 cm )
Sand toy composed of viewing box made of cardboard with glass window containing colored lithograph of landscape with river and mill; sand-operated mechanism inside box makes mill wheel turn and seesaw in foreground (with girl on left and boy on right) move up and down.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
printed: on label affixed to back of box: "MECHANICAL B.../WITH AUTOMATON./DIRECTIONS FOR ITS USE./... [in English, German, and French]/GERARD CAMAGNI"
Gallery Label 
The term "sand toy" is used in Toys in America by Inez and Marshall McClintock (See Publications).
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group