The Davenport Collection
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Modern Chinese tin plate toy based on a vintage tin plate toy

The design is apparently based on a Spanish vintage tin plate clockwork toy from 1933 called ‘Estudiant’ (Student). When the student is wound up he rushes along in an erratic manner carrying his suitcases. John Davenport has fond boyhood memories of an earlier version of this toy belonging to his grandparents at Ivydene, the Davenport family home in Kent.

Item Details

Size Height 150mm.
Date Purchased new in 2017.
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N2735