Rare 1930's JAPAN Tin & Celluloid Prewar Wind Up Toy

This auction is for a wonderful old marked MADE IN JAPAN tin and celluloid wind up toy. This toy’s action is quite amusing, depicting a dog chasing a cat around a dog house. When wound, the dog figure is set into motion traveling around the dog house to a point when the two arms supporting the cat and dog contact one another above the dog house causing the cat to run away from the dog. The cat stays just ahead of the dog and after a couple of turns around the dog house the dog will reverse direction and circle back behind the cat and the whole chase starts again in the opposite direction. Our research has lead us to believe that the name of this toy is KENNEL FROLICS and that the boxes these toys were packaged in were not marked with the maker’s name or logo, just MADE IN JAPAN. This auction does NOT include the box for the toy. The shape of the key and construction technique along with the celluloid figures and quality of the litho give us the impression of this possibly being made during the 1930’s. This is made very similarly to the Fox Hunt wind up toy made by ALPS in the 1930’s that we sold about three months ago. We could only find a couple of other examples of this Kennel Frolics toy, neither of which gave any date or manufacturers names, but one was in its' original box and titled "KENNEL FROLICS". The toy is in excellent

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