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Scissor Toy with Soldiers

1840-1880
Origin: Germany
OH: 2 1/2" Fully extended: OL: 7 1/4"; closed: OL: 2"
Wood and paint
Gift of Anonymous Donors
Acc. No. 1971-855
Twelve carved round wooden soldier with flat backs are painted wearing tall black hats, blue jackets, and red pants. Each figure is on a peg that runs through the slat on which they stand and ends in a knob. The slats are criss-crossed and held by the pins so that the toy can expand and contract when the end slats are moved.