London, South Kensington
1 December 2000
The Walking Elephant
rare fly-wheel driven painted tinplate and cast-metal of man sat on his back, under a parasol, the string retainer on the flywheel cast with
lettering D.R.P. --4½in. (11cm.) long and --5½in. (14cm.) high (G, mechanism defective)
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"This is a well-made model of an elephant with a rider on his back. On spinning the parasol which the rider carries, and placing the elephant on a smooth table, he will walk along, moving his legs in a most natural manner."
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