penny toy horse-drawn trotter

Description:
This penny toy of a horse-drawn trotter was bought by Ernest King on 17 December 1906. In London, street vendors were a good source for penny toys, and Ernest King bought his collection of over 1,700 items from them. Interested in the plight of the 'gutter merchants', he compiled a scrapbook of newscuttings reporting attempts by the authorities to remove them from the congested thoroughfare around Ludgate Hill.
Production Date:
1906
ID no:
MoL_80.525/917
Object Size:
whole: 91 x 60 x 28 mm
Maker:
Meier, Johann Phillip
Copyright:
© Museum of London
Object Material:
tinplate

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