Fernand Martin "le Pochard" Mechanical Tin Toy From 1899


Fernand Martin

This item has been shown times.

Buy Now

Fernand Martin "le Pochard" Mechanical Tin Toy From 1899:
$245


A Fernand Martin (France) clockwork automaton, "Le Pochard" (the drunkard) from 1899.
This is a scarce early toy figure of a drunkard, with painted face, grey top hat, still with original bottle marked "Article Francais" and cup, with permanent key, black metal feet, check trousers and plain tunic (very tatty and stained). When working the figure could be made to walk with a stagger and periodically take a drink. However, the mechanism is not currently functioning and so the toy is sold as is.References:
History of Martin Toys, Frederic Marchand
Art of the Tin Toy, David Pressland
Mechical Toys and Automata, Mary Hillier


Postage:
UK Mainland £13
Europe £15
International £40


Fernand Martin "le Pochard" Mechanical Tin Toy From 1899:
$245

Buy Now



 Rare Old Vintage Original J. Chein Tin Noise Maker W/clowns 1940's picture
Rare Old Vintage Original J. Chein Tin Noise Maker W/clowns 1940's


Vintage Japan Tin
Vintage Japan Tin "modern Toys/masudaya" "smoking Plane"


Vintage Friction Powered Toymaster School Bus Tinplate Toy Made In Japan 1960   picture
Vintage Friction Powered Toymaster School Bus Tinplate Toy Made In Japan 1960


1930s Marx Tin Litho Lot Of 4- Hometown Bank, Woolworth, Drug Store, picture
1930s Marx Tin Litho Lot Of 4- Hometown Bank, Woolworth, Drug Store,


Alps Shoji Electric Remote Control Japanese Made Door Robot Rare From Japan F/s picture
Alps Shoji Electric Remote Control Japanese Made Door Robot Rare From Japan F/s


Gama West Germany, B/o Tethered Tin Army Tank W/muzzle Flash & Original Box  picture
Gama West Germany, B/o Tethered Tin Army Tank W/muzzle Flash & Original Box