CRANDALL'S JOHN GILPIN MECHANICAL TOY (Improved Building Blocks)1870s
Unusually this has survived with the original box and its contents, including the wonderful sheet showing the extraordinary amount of poses that can be assumed by horse and rider.
The had and cane are detachable and the figures of the horse and rider can be placed on the two slotted wooden bases.
The label on the front reads, "Poetry Reduced to Fact: A Toy for Yound and Old: A Thing of Beauty: A Joy Forever.
Slide-top box measures 27 x 18cms.