This wind-up was manufactured by Unique Art Manufacturing Company in the 1930's. It is lithographed tin and features a clockwork mechanism that can be activated with a metal key. When this toy is wound, the toy sways side to side while moving forward and occasionally turning. The cyclist's arms and legs also move to simulate riding the tricycle while a bell rings.
Ralph L. Tomlinson Toy Collection, "Learning Through Play" Exhibit in Leatherby Library
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