Toy organ grinder; c 1950
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

Toy organ grinder; c 1950


© Museum of London

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Toy organ grinder in the form of a rectangular 3D box with five card sides and a tinplate back panel. The card has a red background and is printed with a drawing of organ pipes and colourful scenes of Italy including a gondola, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Coliseum, donkey. On the top of the grinder is a plastic monke with fibre covered wire limbs. A turning handle on the side operates the mechanism that presumably used to emit music and now just elevates the monkey up and down. Also has a length of red cord for carrying around the neck. Includes the trademark 'Selcol'.




1945 AD - 1955 AD

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