Holidays.net Online Store

Holdays.net Home


January 27th, 2015
World Holocaust Victims Remembrance Day

February 1st, 2015
National Freedom Day

February 2nd, 2015
Groundhog Day

February 4th, 2015
World Cancer Day

February 4th, 2015
Tu B'Shevat

February 12th, 2015
Lincoln's Birthday

February 14th, 2015
Valentine's Day

February 16th, 2015
Presidents' Day

February 16th, 2015
Daisy Gatson Bates Day

February 17th, 2015
Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras

February 18th, 2015
Ash Wednesday

February 19th, 2015
Chinese New Year

February 20th, 2015
World Day of Social Justice

February 21st, 2015
International Mother Language Day

 



Search:

1862 Autoperipatetikos Walking Doll Early American Clockwork Toy Wind Up For Sale

1862 Autoperipatetikos Walking Doll Early American Clockwork Toy Wind Up

PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE LISTING INCLUDING SHIPPING INFO BEFORE offerDING ~~Thank you~~

We are pleased to offer for your consideration an early American Autoperipatetikos Walking Doll with a painted cloth head. This toy is a nice example of the earliest known American patented clockwork toy. When wound the doll will, by means of a large clockwork movement hidden under her skirt, walk forward raising one foot at a time in order to move forward. On the circular wood base of this toy is a nearly complete original paper label with the 1862 patent date “also in England”. Handwritten on the bottom is the name “Virginia Wallace Hatcher” with the date “Oct 27th 1861”. The lettering appears to be written in ink that has oxidized to a red-brown color. At 150 years of age this early American walking doll retains her original dress and kid leather arms with all ten fingers still intact. The arms are now mostly empty of their original sawdust filling. Her dress is in fair to good condition with some staining and the fine netting type material that covers her cotton skirt is coming loose at her waist and has a few tears in it and the dress above the waist in the back has a resewn seam, although the rest of her dress appears to be in good shape. PLEASE REVIEW ALL PHOTOS CAREFULLY FOR CONDITION. Although not visible when viewing the toy, the hard paper form under the dress is dented in some areas, this does not affect her walking operation. The painted cloth head has splits and denting, primilary on the top. Her brass boots have a wonderful patina consistent with the age of the toy. A well fitting replacement key is included for winding the toy. Enoch Rice Morrison, of New York was issued patent No. 35,886 on the 15th of July, 1862 for an Automatic Toy he labeled the Autoperipatetikos, the name being derived from the Greek autos, meaning self-propelled, and peripatetikos, meaning to walk about. Martin and Runyon of New York manufactured the toy. The toy measures about 9 ½” in height and has a dress base diameter of about 4 ½”. This is a great opportunity to add a wonderful early American toy to your collection! WE WILL BE ADDING A VIDEO OF THIS DOLL LATER IN THE WEEK, SOPLEASE CHECKBACK AND SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM TOSEE THE VIDEO.PLEASE REVIEW ALL PHOTOS AND USE THE ENLARGE AND ZOOM FEATURES FOR THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF THISVINTAGE WALKING DOLL.

WEHAVEMORE ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE TOYS LISTEDSO PLEASE CLICK ON "See Other Items".

Thanks for looking and please feel free to ask questions!

We will combine shipping on multiple items purchased to save you $$$, so if you win more than one item please wait forus to email you an invoice before paying. We do not charge any handling or packaging fees. All items are carefully packaged for shipping in sturdy boxes with appropriate packing materials to ensure that your purchase arrives safely.


1862 Autoperipatetikos Walking Doll Early American Clockwork Toy Wind Up

This item has been shown 0 times.

Buy Now

1862 Autoperipatetikos Walking Doll Early American Clockwork Toy Wind Up:
$465




Vtg Brunette 14 1/2
Vtg Brunette 14 1/2" Century Doll Co Composition & Cloth W/ Sleep Eyes Crier


~ Wonderful  Antique Early 1900's 1st Issue Campbell Kid Doll All Original ~ picture
~ Wonderful Antique Early 1900's 1st Issue Campbell Kid Doll All Original ~


Doll Parts-kewpie Arms- 5 Pair- 1
Doll Parts-kewpie Arms- 5 Pair- 1" To 1 1/2"


Doll Parts-large Bisque Legs For All Bisque Baby picture
Doll Parts-large Bisque Legs For All Bisque Baby


Antique Composition Fashion Doll Doll 12
Antique Composition Fashion Doll Doll 12"


16
16" Beautiful Circle X Composition Doll ~ Probably Cynthia By Vogue


Antique ?  Older Vintage  ?   Japanese Geisha Doll With Musical Instrument picture
Antique ? Older Vintage ? Japanese Geisha Doll With Musical Instrument


13
13" Composition Body Doll Painted Face Played With


Antique Composition Wood? Bride Doll With Wedding Gown Veil Pearls And Stockings picture
Antique Composition Wood? Bride Doll With Wedding Gown Veil Pearls And Stockings


Pair Of Composition Characters, Jointed Metal Limbs..circa 1920-30 picture
Pair Of Composition Characters, Jointed Metal Limbs..circa 1920-30