Windup toy: musician and dancer

Object Number: 
INV.7622
Date: 
1900-1930
Medium: 
Iron, tin, textile, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 21 x 24.8 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron windup toy with musician and dancer, mounted on platform; musician seated on red and yellow drum, playing clarinet or oboe, dressed in pink and yellow jacket with blue pants; dancer in dress with pleated skirt, net overskirt, textile bow, and string draped around top; dancer's pose with one arm up and one arm down, feet with slippers dangling from mount; raised platform with green sides and yellow top; pattern of pierced holes on top of platform, resembling speaker; when key on bottom is wound, musician moves forward, dancer spins round and round, and tune plays.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group