P.O. Box 6720 Incline Village, NV 89450 , United States Call Seller 510.414.4545


Vintage Toy Wind-Up "Johnny" The Dancing Clown by Lindstrom Toy Co., Circa 1930

$ 435
  • Description
    This is a hard to find pre war vintage, Made in America wind up tin toy by The Lindstrom Toy Company of Bridgeport, Connecticut, circa 1928-1932. The action is fabulous; when wound up and released on a flat surface, it depicts "Johnny" the clown aggressively dancing around in circles (see the attached video with this listing). The condition is very good and completely original with zero repairs. The red paint to the front of the clown is a little bit faded; albeit, there is no paint touch up anywhere and no additions to the lithography. The toy is pretty scarce.
    Markings include "Johnny" on his back; "Lindstrom Made in U.S.A" and "Pat. Applied For" lower legs (see images).
    Dimensions: 8" high x 3" deep x 3 1/4" wide

    Provenance: From a recently acquired West Coast collection of fine quality tin toys.

    Note: After 40 plus years of dealing and collecting toys, I am justly qualified to guarantee and present the authenticity of antique and vintage toys and children's playthings; important considering the fakes and reproductions in the marketplace. My toys operate properly and are as stated and accurately described.

    it would behoove an enterprising collector, dealer, or decorator to take advantage of the opportunity to buy as many of the vintage tin toys that I have listed for sale; it would create an immediate quality collection, as most of these toys came, either from a long time premium California collection or from my own shelves. It would take quite some time and effort to accumulate toys this clean, authentic, original, operable and in excellent condition.

    Please see my other listings of vintage toys
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Tin,Metalwork
    Condition: Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
    Styles / Movements: Folk Art, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 705877
  • Dimensions
    W. 3.13 in; H. 8 in; D. 3 in;
    W. 7.95 cm; H. 20.32 cm; D. 7.62 cm;
Message from Seller:

We are specialists in the field of antique mechanical coin banks. These rare and unique items were sold during the late 1800's and early 1900's to encourage and educate young children on the importance of saving money, with the majority of them having been made in America. We are leading experts in this field and one of the foremost dealers, having traded in mechanical banks since 1976.

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