Leather, cardboard and brass
310mm (length); 160mm (height)Order this image
National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
A clockwork leather pig with a brass key. The pig has a hollow cardboard body over which light brown leather is stretched. The pig's head moves from side to side. It has leather ears and a pink painted mouth and nose. Its eyes are glass with pink painted eyelids. It has a curly leather tail. It's legs and feet have a metal frame underneath the leather and a metal cog protruding from each. It has yellow painted trotters. On its left side is the peg where the key would fit to wind the mechanism inside. The spring mechanism is protruding through its stomach and the leather has split open revealing the mechanism inside. An old sellotape repair is still visible in the right hand side. The brass key for the clockwork pig has 2 round holes in each side and has the inscription 'PIONEER/ BRITISH MADE/ 4'. Total number of items is two
Marks and inscriptions
On Brass key: 'PIONEER/ BRITISH MADE/ 4'.