An exceedingly rare example of a of a fantastic 1904 tin wind-up strongman clown. In the past, I have seen this toy attributed to JT Distler and also to Issmayer. Com, a website that I frequently visit for research purposes, attributed it to Fischer Heinrich and said the name of the toy was Gewichteber. The name was supposedly printed on the box, and the box is extremely hard to find...
Beautifully lithographed piece with striking colors has the clown lifting the weight with his teeth. Its an extremely amusing thing to watch. Ive owned this toy for over thirty years, I have decided that its time to downsize a little bit of my collection, its overtaking me.
In excellent condition, with a very minimal paint wear, and his mechanism works flawlessly. See all of the pictures so you can get an idea of how this clown bends over, takes the 100 kg weight in his mouth, stands upright, places it back down and stands upright again, this time without the weight in his mouth.
Enlarge all of the photos to see the magnificent condition of this fine clockwork automaton as well. The base of the toy is roughly 5-3/4 x 4, and when the clown is fully upright, he stands about 7.5 tall.It was from March 2018, and the price realized is shown as well as the condition of that piece. Just for your information and so you can see how exceptional this clown really is. I just needed to do some research on the price before I offered my guy. Please dont hesitate to ask questions if you have any. Ill be sorry to see him go, but there are more important things in my life right now and I need to downsize in order to accomplish those.
The item "Rare Vintage 1904 JDN Distler or Issmayer Tin Wind-up Strongman Clown" is in sale since Saturday, January 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Wind-up Toys".
The seller is "tinland" and is located in Wheaton, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.