177 mm (length); 55 mm (width); 135 mm (height)
Place of origin
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National Trust Museum of Childhood (Accredited Museum)
Tin plate clockwork sedan chair containing a passenger, dressed in a yellow and blue outfit, carried by two chinese porters. Both porters are dressed in blue uniforms with black hats. The passenger holds the long black cord pigtail of the front porter in his right hand. The porter's legs are attached to a pivot through the hips which is also attached to the long carrying handles of the red, white and blue sedan chair. The chair has open front and side windows. On the back is a picture of a vase containing leaves above which is a sun burst and three birds. A key (attached to the clockwork mechanism inside the sedan chair) protudes through the left side as you look at it from the front.
Marks and inscriptions
Sides of sedan chair: written vertically: MAN DA RIN/MARKE LEHMANN Back of sedan chair: D.R.PATENTE/ ENGL.PATENTE/ PATD.U.S.A /12.MAI.1903 /BTE.S.D.G.D/D.R.G.M./MADE IN GERMANY.
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