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Automata

Automata are toys that have a mechanism that animates the toy in some way from energy stored in the toy. In old toys, the motive energy usually comes from a spring apparatus. Many windup toy vehicles fall into this category but also do circus toys, dancers, magicians, and others. Here are a few very interesting ones I've found:
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Photo by Jim Sneed from the Strong National Museum of Play collection

The handsome young boy rides an elephant.

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Photo by Jim Sneed from the Strong National Museum of Play collection

Pull the string under the elephant and his head flips off exposing an older man's head.

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Photo by Jim Sneed from the Strong National Museum of Play collection
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Photo by Jim Sneed from the Strong National Museum of Play collection
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Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

European Poodle Pulling Clown Tricycle

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Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

Tin Clown Clockwork Tricycle

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Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

German Clockwork Hansom Cab

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Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

Clockwork Boat

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Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

Fishing Pull-toy

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Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

European, probably French, Clown Acrobat

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Photo courtesy of Morphy Auctions

M&K Toy - Bill Bailey Coming Home