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.

This became a very popular game after the First World War. Davenports did sell Put and Take Tops, but it is not known if this one is from Davenports, although the likelihood is that it is.

There is a rubber band along the length of the butterfly which allows you to wind up the yellow wings. You then tuck the butterfly inside a card in its wound-up state. As soon as someone opens up the card the butterfly flutters out, causing quite a surprise.

This is a precision laser cut thin piece of wood which is strong enough to send through the post. The frog shape has been cut through the card, apart from a few points which hold it in place. The frog can be cut out of the card and then bent along the part-laser-cut hinges to produce a 3D model of a frog. Made by in Germany.

When this card is opened up, it activates an audio message. Sadly, its voice can no longer be heard. Radio South broadcast to the south eastern region of England. The pitch is that the radio station attracted a greater proportion of affluent people than the local television station.

When you indent a disc and place it on a flat surface, after a while it will spring back into its original position and jump several feet into the air. Advice on how best to make it jump may be found here. The Davenport demon trademark is stamped into the disc.