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Mechanical box: boy and girl on seesaw

Mechanical box: boy and girl on seesaw
Title
Mechanical box: boy and girl on seesaw
Date 
ca. 1850
Medium 
Cardboard, glass, paper, sand
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/8 x 6 x 2 1/2 in. ( 20.6 x 15.2 x 6.4 cm )
Description 
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 
INV.7906
Marks 
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).
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group