Clockwork toy pig, Manufactured in either Germany or France

Clockwork toy pig, Manufactured in either Germany or France

Clockwork toy pig
Manufactured in either Germany or France
About 1890
Museum no. MISC.28-1967

This clockwork pig and rider are interesting examples of the type of toy which was very popular in the late Victorian era. Toys like these were made in large numbers, usually in Germany for export to Europe and America. Being small they were easy to despatch and attracted smaller import and export duties than did the larger toys.