Toy Museum Opens Mechanical Toy Exhibit in April

(This article first appeared in DOLLS magazine)

This doll rides a bicycle with her pet poodle. The mechanical toy was probably made by French company Gustave Vichy around 1890.

A special exhibit of moving toys of the past century  will be on display at Toy Worlds Museum Basle in Basel, Switzerland, April 20 through Oct. 6.

“To Wind Up and Charge” features displays of early wind-up toys to more recent battery-operated offerings. The still-functioning toys on display will include dolls, teddy bears and other animals and vehicles from around the world.

To find out more about the exhibit and the museum, visit Toy Words Museum’s website.


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