ORIGINAL Antique wind-up TIN dancing black man. He stands and dances/jigs on a platform with a wood looking floor.
Both sides of the platform say "ALABAMA CN JIGGER with 685 on one side; one end says "OH-MY", and the other end says "MARKE LEHMANN. This is an original from around 1912--not a reproduction. He has both original arms and legs and are still freely moving. I've seen some with replacements or even missing. Colors are still bright but there are a few spots showing wearing off of paint.
He has on a black jacket with yellow vest and red tie and red/white plaid pants and a yellow hat. He stands about 8 1/4 inches tall and including the platform the total height is approximately 10 inches tall. The box/platform measures 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches.The platform/box has a wind-up key mechanism on one side which still works great and one end has an on/off lever. The dance operation can be manually activated by squeezing the top and bottom of the lever together or they can be "locked" into position to keep the man dancing or "unlock" the lever to make him stop.
The bottom side of the platform still shows the patent dates and "MADE IN GERMANY". For being over 100 years old it displays minimal age/play wear, marks, scratches. I have tried to take pictures to show the actual condition. Please see photos and judge for yourself. If any questions, feel free to ask.
The item "LEHMANN ALABAMA CN JIGGER ANTIQUE BLACK TIN TOY GERMANY TINPLATE wind up" is in sale since Sunday, December 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Wind-up Toys". The seller is "pointbarba" and is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Iceland, Luxembourg, Macao, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.