Patent Model - Improvement in Automatic Toys
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Henry Brower, Patentee
Jul 15 1873
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Wood, metal, fabric, paper mache
12 x 8 x 7" (30.5 x 20.3 x 17.8cm)
Brower's describes his patented toy "called an 'Acrobat'..." as " a toy image of an athlete with a bar capable of being revolved and oscillated, and combine therewith clock-work and peculiar gearing which gives the bar such motions as induces a variety of fantastic movements...." (Patent Number 140,883)
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