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Lindstrom ca. 1920’s Tin Lithographed Windup “Mechanical Sweeping Katinka” Sweeping Maid Toy for Sale *PENDING*

Lindstrom ca. 1920’s Tin Lithographed Windup “Mechanical Sweeping Katinka” Sweeping Maid Toy  

We have for you this ca. 1920’s tin, lithographed, windup “Mechanical Sweeping Katinka” 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 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