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Carousel crank toy

1840-1880
Origin: Germany
OH: 6" x OW: 4" x OD: 3"
Wood, paper, and paint
Bequest of Mrs. Effie Thixton Arthur
Acc. No. 1979.1200.98
The toy consists of a box base that conceals the crank mechanism. There are two shaped upright posts in pink and blue at opposite corners of the base. These are connected by a top cross piece. In the center is circular piece of wood to which is attached four mounted horsemen. A wooden shaft runs down from the top crosspiece through the circle and into the box. When the crank on one short side of the box is turned, the carousel rotates.