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Lehmann EPL 425 Balky Mule

The toy clown driving a mule called 'Balky Mule' is one of the most well-known toys made by E.P. Lehmann founded in 1881 in Brandenburg, near Berlin, Germany. Powered by a wind-up spring drive the Balky Mule bucks its back legs while the clown's head and body jerk back and forward. As the advertising of the time stated “A unique toy that gives indescribable delight to children. Donkey bucks and gallops forward and backward, the clown makes frantic efforts...”

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