1890s clockwork Peugeot car (Gunthermann)

From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Exhibit

1890s clockwork Peugeot car (Gunthermann)

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location:
Arch One , Area 84
London to Brighton Rally (display)
Glamour of Brighton
1890s

A large clockwork model of a Peugeot car from the 1890's manufactured by Günthermann.

The model (with its upright handlebar-mustachioed driver) came in four sizes, and this was the largest (29cm long).

The front of the car has a small luggage area, which appears to be holding the driver's lunch box, with pictures of cats on the lifting lids.

References

  • David Pressland, The Art of the Tin Toy, (New Cavendish Books, 1976), ISBN 9780904568042