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The Running Spaniel

Mechanical Toy Dog
1938 (manufactured)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This is a friction drive dog of printed and pressed mild steel with the ears and tail of brown rubber. It runs on two driving wheels and one steering wheel. The tail wags when running. It retains its original cardboard box printed in orange and green with the title, manufacturer's name and trademark on it.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.
(Some alternative part names are also shown below)
  • Mechanical Toy
  • Dog
  • Box
  • Packaging
Materials and Techniques
Printed and pressed mild steel; printed card
Brief Description
Pressed steel friction drive toy "The Running Spaniel" made in the United States by Louis Marx and Co. Ltd. 1938
Physical Description
This is a friction drive dog of printed and pressed mild steel with the ears and tail of brown rubber. It runs on two driving wheels and one steering wheel. The tail wags when running. It retains its original cardboard box printed in orange and green with the title, manufacturer's name and trademark on it.
Dimensions
  • Height: 10.1cm
  • Width: 16.4cm
Production typeMass produced
Marks and Inscriptions
The dog is marked with the manufacturer's trademark. The box bears the title of the toy, the manufacturer's name and trademark.
Object history
Purchased at Sotheby's, Belgravia, in 1978 along with MISC.16-1978 and MISC.17-1978 [77/1309] for a joint total of £106.92
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
MISC.18&A-1978

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record createdJanuary 27, 2004
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