An antique toy titled "The Magic Box" dated on the lid 1894. It is a dancing figure toy of the same principle as the "tango two" dancers phonograph toy but in this case it is powered by a ratchet driven spinning top enclosed in a round tin box. There are four tin shapes for the different "dances" with twelve card figures which can be inserted into the tin shapes. The instructions are on the inside of the lid - please see all 8 photos and the youtube clip.The toy is in good condition and working order. Some of the card figures have damaged with the old bit broken off or creased, some are creased near the base so will not stand in the bases without extra support (or repairing).
The card box measures approx 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches. The round metal base is approx 3 1/4 inches in diameter. The item "Antique toy circa 1894 The Magic Box spinning top dancing figures toy Boxed" is in sale since Sunday, February 5, 2017.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Other Vintage & Antique Toys". The seller is "peterdonpgte" and is located in Newark. This item can be shipped worldwide.