WITH ARTICULATED ARM AND SWEEPING BRUSH, BUSY LIZZIE WILL STEADILY MOVE ABOUT CLEANING THE FLOOR. STILL WITH CORRECT FEET (often broken or replaced). NOW AROUND 100 YEARS OLD, SHE DISPLAYS WITH SOME EXPECTED NATURAL AGE/PLAY WEAR.... PARTLY CAUSED BY THE TOYS MECHANICAL MOVEMENTS...WITH LITHO LOSS/SCUFFS, SCRATCHES, CHIPS AND MARKS TO FINISH ETC.. UNDERSIDE IS IN GREAT SHAPE, STILL DISPLAYING PRODUCTION INFO. ALL NICELY ROT FREE AND SOLID.
THE ORIGINAL BROOM HEAD HAS WORN AWAY ITS UNDERSIDE MATERIAL...... YOU SEE THESE WITH EITHER SPONGE OR BRISTLE INSERTS;MOST HAVE BEEN REPLACED AFTER 100 YEARS OF USE..... (please see all images for condition).
THE CLOCKWORK MECHANISM WILL STILL CAREFULLY WIND UP... AND LIZZIE WILL START MOVING ABOUT. PLEASE TRY CLICKING ON THE FOLLOWING VIDEO LINK, TO SEE A SHORT CLIP OF THE WORKING FUNCTION: VIDEO. Looks very nice on the shelf......I've added all the images i can, taken in differing light to hopefully show the honest/accurate condition... If you need more images or have questions... SIMILAR GERMAN TOY MAKERS INCLUDE OROBR, LEHMANN, GUNTHERMANN, BING, GELY AND KARL BUB. The item "LOVELY DISTLER BUSY LIZZIE GERMANY TINPLATE SWEEPING LADY VINTAGE WINDUP TIN TOY" is in sale since Monday, February 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Vintage & Classic Toys\Clockwork/Wind-Up". The seller is "audio2424" and is located in Thetford. This item can be shipped worldwide.