This wonderful, charming and pleasing action wind up toy was manufactured by HTC Mikuni Company of Japan, circa 1950’s. It is made completely of tin, and is colorfully lithographed in green, blue, white, and flesh tones, with a tin red hat. The attached key is wound to start the action, which has “Dandy” walking along (back and forth), while raising his feet alternatively, all the while raising his eyes up and down, while removing and placing back his hat; holding his cane close to his side. Please note the Mikuni trademark in black on the lower, rear right leg with the letter “M” simulating a horse (see image. Also marked “Made in Japan” at the base (see image).
The toy works great and is in excellent and completely all original condition with no repairs and no touch up of any kind.
Dimensions: 6 3/8″ high x 3″ wide x 2 1/8″ deep