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Muddy

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Found a Head!
« on: December 04, 2017, 09:24:19 AM »
Out digging yesterday and the pickings were very thin. However I did find this odd chap.

It is about 5cm high and seems to be made of tin I think. It is not heavy at any rate.

Odd that it has a nail running right through it. It also looks like it has some sort of rotating mechanism on the top of the head - which seems to be part of the nail. Maybe there was a wooden part on the end of the nail that did something.

Any ideas of what it is or the age. Probably not old but it is nicely made - apart from the nail!









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Re: Found a Head!
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 11:35:22 AM »
well done, an unusual find and possibly from a board game.
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Re: Found a Head!
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2017, 06:39:14 PM »
Well found, facial features look like an automaton.
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Re: Found a Head!
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 12:36:14 AM »
Nice find Muddy.
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Re: Found a Head!
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 12:04:14 AM »
Like it!  :) Possibly an old clockwork toy? Nearest I could find was this...

https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/8954965_491-early-tin-bicycle-clockwork-toy