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Lindstrom ca. 1920’s Tin Lithographed Windup “Dancing Doll Betty” for Sale *SOLD*

Lindstrom ca. 1920’s Tin Lithographed Windup “Dancing Doll Betty”  

We have for you this ca. 1920’s tin, lithographed, windup “Dancing Doll Betty” that was manufactured by Lindstrom Tool & Toy Co. of Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

When wound with her dedicated key, Betty jitters around in a sort of dance. The windup mechanism works well and Betty dances/jitters around. 

This piece is in great 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: 

1913-early 1940s 

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. 

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 9 in