Mechanical toy


ca. 1929 (manufactured)


MISC.491&A-1986 MoC

Celluloid clockwork toy figure of Popeye made in Germany or the United States about 1929

Clockwork toy figure of Popeye the cartoon and comic strip character. Made of metal and celluloid, painted pink with with a white cap he wears a black and red shirt with white buttons, blue trousers, black shoes, orange hair, anchor tattoos on arms. When wound his head moves up and down and side to sideon a long neck. Arms dangle down from a rod stuck through the body and no longer function. The clockwork mechanism is fastened to the outside with metal tabs in back and on crown of head.

Given by Miss Doris Woollon

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

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