Automaton

Description
Plastic music box/automaton, Mrs Claus sitting on a tartan covered armchair knitting. Yellow sticker at left side of chair invites user to "Press Here", which activates the music (humming to the tune "Santa Claus is Coming to Town") and knitting movement of figure. Figure wears red dress, white hat and apron and is knitting with green wool. Underside of chair hides battery compartment for 3 x AA batteries and black plastic switch to adjust volume. Relief text on base includes "Made in China". Chair sits on 4 wooden blocks.
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Dimensions (LxWxH): 295 x 170 x 220mm (11 5/8 x 6 11/16 x 8 11/16")
Other id
EC1999.100
110/99
9540
3054
EC1999.44
Catalogue number
EC1999.100
Accession number
1999.110.36

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