7 . Automaton
9" (23 cm.) Punch and Judy musical theatre. Including the cardboard-front faux-theatre with lithographed scene of children clamoring at the front of a Punch and Judy toy theatre,with rocking base which when tapped causes the theatre to rock while a tune tinkles; the toy is marked "Patented January 29,1884,December 8,1891,other Patents Pending" and the lithographer's name "Currier Litho,Buffalo" appears in lower left corner. Along with a set of twenty-six 3 1/2" wooden blocks with lithographed ABC designs on one side and a puzzle depicting the "Old Homestead" on the other,in original worn box with image of the Homestead,and label "Published by R. Bliss Mfg Co,1891". Very good condition,American,late 19th century rare-to-find wonderful and complete toys.