Lindstrom ca. 1920’s Tin Lithographed Windup #1750 “Mechanical Sweeping Mammy” Black Americana Toy for Sale
Lindstrom ca. 1920’s Tin Lithographed Windup #1750 “Mechanical Sweeping Mammy” Black Americana Toy
We have for you this ca. 1920’s tin, lithographed, windup “Mechanical Sweeping Mammy” that was manufactured by Lindstrom Tool & Toy Co. of Bridgeport, Connecticut.
When wound with her dedicated key, this hard-working woman dances around while she sweeps. The windup mechanism works well and she sweeps and dances/jitters around.
This piece is in very good all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and display. It is approximately 7 ¾” H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of Lindstrom Tool & Toy Co. of Bridgeport, Connecticut:
Founder: Frank L. Lindstrom
Specialty: Lindstrom made mechanical toys and games of lithographed pressed steel and tin. These items included a child’s phonograph, boats/ships, animals, vehicles, stoves, sewing machines, film projectors, and notably amusement-park-type vehicles such as the “Skeeter Bug” bumper car. Lindstrom stopped production in the early 1940s due to World War II but picked back up for a few years following the end of the War. They had various licenses for items such as the” Bing Crosby Junior Jukebox” and a license with Disney to produce mechanical Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck toys.
1 in stock
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 9 in|