These lead figures are semi-flat, which means they are not fully three dimensional with their two flat sides. They were first manufactured in Germany during the 1830's. They continued to be made until the 20th century when fully three dimensional figures became popular. These figures represent the band of music of the 5th/6th Dragoons. They are completely unmarked by the manufacturer.
Ralph L. Tomlinson Toy Collection, "Learning Through Play" Exhibit in Leatherby Library
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