Antique German Glass Eyes Jointed Mohair Bear Riding A Scooter Aafa Friction Toy
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Antique German Glass Eyes Jointed Mohair Bear Riding A Scooter Aafa Friction Toy:
This offering is for an early jointed glass eyes mohair bear friction toy riding a scooter in her apron. The piece is not marked and I have gone over it numerous times. The wheels are in great condition as is the scooter aside from some red paint loss with scratches. I don't observe any dents. The bear as well as the friction part of the toy work great. Her left leg goes around and around with the wheel. Her left knee has what feels like loss or break down of stuffing from her leg going round and round but it works great. The ribbon around her neck and also attached to her apron is original and untied. I attempted to tie them both but there wasn't enough ribbon to tie properly. I will leave the choice of replacing or repairing ribbons up to the buyer. Friction was invented in 1897 by Dayton Friction Toy Works so I would date this German bear to 1900-1915. I welcome questions and consider all offers. I never outright decline and always if not satisfied with the offer will counter.