tin tortoise

wind-up tin tortoise that nods its head, sways its tail
and plods across the floor. a replica of susi schildkrote
by lehmann (1938-1945), west germany.

a tin treasure that starts as a flat sheet of metal which
is then printed, cut and passed through numerous
tooling stations before being assembled by hand.
a labour intensive process for making toys which
was largely abandoned with the development of
plastic moulding.

not a toy. a collector’s item.
not suitable for children under 14 years.
12 x 8 x 5cm

 

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