Mechanical toy

The ^Crawling Beetle

ca. 1895 (manufactured)

E P Lehmann

MISC.1:1-1965 MoC

Clockwork toy crawling beetle made by Ernst Paul Lehmann in Germany about 1895

A clockwork toy beetle complete with its original box.When wound up the beetle crawls along. Patented in the U.S.A. 23/4/1895, also in Germany (D.R.) and England.

Given by Wing Commander H. J. Williams

Location: Museum of Childhood, Moving Toys Gallery, case 10

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