Rare antique German Bing clockwork mechanical roller skating monkey doll toy c1920. The toy is made of straw stuffed mohair with felt hands, face, ears and feet. He has glass eyes. The monkey wears a clown style cotton gauze jumpsuit with yarn pom poms on the front. Some of his blue mohair collar still remains. Each foot is attached to a long metal wheeled roller skate and he carries a balancing stick in one hand. The monkey no longer has his wind up key, but the wind up mechanism is located next to his left underarm area. I do not know if the mechanism works as I do not have the wind up key.
This charming old toy is not in perfect condition. Flaws to note include wear to the mohair, a couple of small holes in the felt ears, wear to one hand so that the straw stuffing is showing through in spots, wear to the felt on one shoe so that much of the inner side felt is worn away as well as the top outer felt. The other shoe shows only very minor wear. The cotton gauze outfit shows some wear and soiling and the top seems to have torn away from the neck. Please see photos for further details.
He measures 9" in height.