Arnold Mac 700 Red motorcyle with original box

Lithographed tin motorcycle toy with complex clockwork mechanism and action: driver rides bike, stops, dismounts, remounts than drives away; An exceptional example of the scarce red and silver version of this great Arnold toy offered with colourful original box.

When wound it has a clever progressive action. At first Mac remains seated on the bike with the engine running, then he gets off and stands beside it. He then remounts and rides in a circle, stops to dismount, stands beside the bike before getting back on and riding off again.

This is an excellent example in a rare colour variation offered with its original box.

References: Art of the Tin Toy, David Pressland

Automata and Mechanical Toys, Mary Hillier

Antique Motorcycle Toys, Rich Bertoia 

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