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Kenton Katzenjammer Seesaw Pull Toy

Circa 1905: In the opening decade of the 20th century, the Ohio toy making giant Kenton Hardware Company produced a number of truly fantastic and whisical cast iron comic character toys, including this 8" long and 7.25" tall Katzenjammer seesaw bell toy featuring Mama Katzenjammer and her husband. This toy was manufactured in a number of different color schemes, and this version with red wheels, yellow base and seesaw, and yellow figures with red, black, and brown highlights contains well over 90% of its original paint (no chips, cracks, repairs, or touch ups), includes its original pull string, and works perfectly, its figures moving up and down as the toy is pulled. Rudolph Dirks debuted the iconic cartoon strip The Katzenjammer Kids in 1897 and was, iterestingly enough, the first cartoonist to use speech bubbles. A finer example of this toy would be most difficult to find.

Kenton Katzenjammer Cast Iron Seesaw Pull Toy For Sale

Kenton Katzenjammer Cast Iron Seesaw Pull Toy For Sale

Kenton Katzenjammer Cast Iron Seesaw Pull Toy For Sale

Kenton Katzenjammer Cast Iron Seesaw Pull Toy For Sale

Kenton Katzenjammer Cast Iron Seesaw Pull Toy For Sale

Kenton Katzenjammer Cast Iron Seesaw Pull Toy For Sale

Kenton Katzenjammer Cast Iron Seesaw Pull Toy For Sale

Kenton Katzenjammer Cast Iron Seesaw Pull Toy For Sale

Kenton Katzenjammer Cast Iron Seesaw Pull Toy For Sale

Kenton Katzenjammer Cast Iron Seesaw Pull Toy For Sale

Kenton Katzenjammer Cast Iron Seesaw Pull Toy

For Sale: $1,750

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