Clockwork tumbling Mickey Mouse

The word Foreign is just visible on the mouse’s collar. The design appears to be an imitation of a German Schuco mechanical mouse. We must thank Philip Treece for pointing out a site on the web by Kevin Dockerill. The site lists trade marks for Japanese tin toy manufacturers and, according to this site, the trade mark on the box is very similar to the one shown for Sankou Seiki Co., Ltd.. Item N950 in the collection is a rather similar mouse, but in this case the word on the collar is JAPAN rather than Foreign. Note that the Davenport advertisement refers to Mickey Mouse, presumably a good selling point.

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Size 80mm high when the mouse is in its sitting position.
Date Circa 1930s.
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Ref no N2580