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Carousel Crank Toy

1840-1880
Origin: Germany
OH: 5" x OW: 3 7/8" x OD: 4"
Wood, wire and paint
Gift of Anonymous Donors
Acc. No. 1971-860
Four tapering posts support cross pieces at the top. A central spindle supports the cross pieces and goes through a hole in the box base. Attached to the central spindle is a large knob of wood just above the base. Connected through the knob are four short wooden pieces to which are attached short upright pegs. On each peg is a horse and rider. Each horse and rider are different colors. The carousel is attached to a box base. A wire crank protrudes from one side. When the crank is turned, the carousel spins.