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 thirty five years, I have decided that its time to downsize a little bit of my collection, its overtaking me. In superb condition for its age, with very minimal paint wear, and a mechanism that works without issues.
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 toy. The base is 5-3/4 x 4, and when the clown is fully upright, he stands about 7.5 tall. 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 Fischer Heinrich Gewichteber Tin Wind-up Strongman Clown" is in sale since Sunday, April 7, 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.