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Objects of the Week Archive

Object of the Week for October 25

“The Wonderful Creeping Baby”

With the turn of a key, this doll appears to crawl along a flat surface. Inside the ca. 1900 doll’s body is a spring-driven mechanical movement that moves the arms and legs and rolls the doll along on two hidden wheels. Do you have any moving toys?

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