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Watrous

by Richard Mueller Jr.

Watrous

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Horse & Rider
7"L x 3"H x 2.5"W

2 Horse 4 Wheel Jingle Chime
15.25"L x 3"H x 3"W

Bell Toy

Clown Push Chime
Estimated 1905
Similar to #U20, may have held a bell
Photo Courtesy of Bob Watrous Collection

Little Nemo

Bear Push Toy

T. Roosevelt Stick Toy
This toy shows replacement wheels.

Banana Boys See Saw
1905
6"L
When pulled forward, two men see-saw with bananas in hand to ring bell.
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Chime Bell Toy #U24
1905
7"L x 3"H x 2.5"W
Bells and wheels nickel plated. Coppered steel frame. Clapper in the center of the toy rocks back and forth hitting the gongs at each end of the toy.

Uncle Sam and John Bull #U11
1900
7"L
U.S. and Great Britain figures centered on a star-embossed clapper mounted on fancy blue platform. When pulled forward, the clapper straddles the axle, hits one bell then the other.

Galloping Horse Bell Toy #623
1905
6.25"L x 5.25"H x 3"W
Photo Courtesy of Bob Watrous Collection

Banana Boys
6.75"L x 4.5"H x 3"W
Toy shown may have replacement wheels.

See-Saw Bell Toy #601
1907
6.25"L
Cast iron "Jack and Jill" see-saw toy is pulled by wire connected to axles and "Jack's" foot. Frame and wheels are nickel-plated. Riders painted in aluminum colors.

See-Saw

See-Saw Bell Toy #U1
1905
6.25"L x 5.5"H
Seesaw clowns rock up and down as pulled ringing the bell attached to the center of the seesaw. Painted in bright colors.

Push Jockey Chime #607
1905
7"L
Horse, bells and wheels are nickel-plated. Coppered steel frame. 18" turned stained wood. Photo shown shows part of this toy.

Boy Scouts of America #654
1900
9.5"L x 6.5"H x 3.25"W
Nickel-plated bells and wheels. Frame and figures lacquered in colors.

Horse with Clown Driver

Bell Toy #626
1905
5.75"L
Fancy iron frame coppered. Wheels and image nickel-plated.

Jockey on Horse
6.5"L x 4.5"H x 3"W

Horse and Jockey

Rough Rider #627
1905
Wheel and bell nickel-plated. Frame and horse coppered.
Photo Courtesy of Bob Watrous Collection

Rough Rider Push Chime #602
1918
Rough rider painted in colors. Coppered steel frame. Wheels and bells are nickel-plated. Stained wood handle.

T. Roosevelt & Rough Riders #604
1905
Wheels, bell and riders nickeled with coppered frame. All figures move.

Molds
Indian, Soldier, Boy

Racers Chime Bell Toy #621
1905
10.5"L
Cast iron and metal. Horses and frame painted in colors. Bells and wheels nickel-plated.

Dancing Clown

Double Dancing Clowns
1918
Cast iron and metal toy with two clowns that are rocked side to side by two wires connected to the axle and the clowns' hands, ringing the bells. Clowns also have smaller chimes attached to each of their feet.

Charlie Chaplin Double Chime #666
1918
9.5"L x 6.5"H x 3"W
Nickel-plated bells and wheels. Frame and figures lacquered in colors.

Dancing Boy & Girl
ca 1918
13.5"L x 7"H x 3.25"W
Four Bells

Dancing Boy & Girl
Three Bells

Soldier-Sailor Chime #657
1918
9.5"L x 6.25"H x 3"W
Images and frame lacquered in colors. Wheels and bells are nickel-plated.

Monkey & Dog #695
1918
6.75"L
Colorful figure plays with his dog. Under the boy is a nickel-plated bell. The wheels are also nickel-plated. Figures painted in bright colors.

Rough Riders

Dancing Teddy Bear #642
1907

Polar Bear #650
1918
6.25"L x 4"H x 3"W
$750 - $1000
Cast iron and steel bear with nickel-plated bell, wheels and frame. Figure painted in colors.

Peary and Polar Bear #647
1918
10"L

Dog
5.5"L x 4"H x 2.5"W

Rough Riders

Jack and Jill See-Saw #601
1907
6.25"L x 5.5"H x 3"W
Cast iron "Jack and Jill" see-saw as toy is pulled by wire connected to axles and "Jack's" foot. Frame and wheels are nickel-plated. Riders painted in aluminum colors.

Boy and Girl Chime #609
1905
6.25"L
Figures painted in colors. Bells and wheels nickel-plated. Coppered steel frame.

Soldier Chime #680
1918
6.75"L x 5.5"H x 2.5"W
Image and frame lacquered in colors. Wheels and bells are nickel-plated.
Photo Courtesy of Bob Watrous Collection

Little Nemo & Flip
1907
10" x 7.75" x 3.75"
Little Nemo and Flip are painted cast iron. When pulled, the wheels rotate the axles pulling down the wire connected to each of the clown's hands striking the bells. Small chimes connected to each figures' feet also jingle as it is moved along the floor. Pressed steel wheels.

Little Nemo & Flip
1907
10" x 7.75" x 3.75"
Little Nemo and Flip are painted cast iron. When pulled, the wheels rotate the axles pulling down the wire connected to each of the clown's hands striking the bells. Small chimes connected to each figures' feet also jingle as it is moved along the floor. Pressed steel wheels.

Santa Claus Chime
Estimated 1920
6"L x 6.75"H
It is believed that this toy was only made for one Christmas season, making it very rare. Very colorful Santa Claus holding his packages. Wire attached to his hand and the anxle rocks him side to side, ringing the two gongs with the clappers attached to his feet.
PC #1 3/91 (E) $1,200

Charlie Chaplin #675
1918
Frame and image lacquered in colors. Wheels and bells nickel-plated.

See-Saw Bell Toy #697
1918
9.5"L
Image and frame lacquered in colors. Wheels and bells nickel-plated.
PC #1 9/99 (E) $500
Not pictured - Double See-Saw #651 (same as #697) except twin see-saws with four children playing.

Boy and Girl Pull Toy #2409
Estimated 1907
7.75"L
Very similar to the toy on the previous page with the exception of the base. Two bells attached to the boy and girl's base rings as the toy is pulled.
PC #1 3/95 (G) $650
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $325

Boy Chime
1920
4"H
Figure very similar to Bell Toy #626. Riding between two gongs, the boy moves back and forth.
PC #1 10/98 (E) $580

Peary Push Chime #648
1918
Nickel-plated wheels and bells. Frame and figure lacquered in colors. Same Peary figure as in chime #649.

Peary Chime #649
1918
Nickel-plated wheels, bells and frame. As the toy is pulled, the clappers in his hands hit the two gongs at each end. Figure painted in colors.

Boy Scout #692
1918
Nickel-plated wheels and bells. Frame lacquered. Figure aluminum lacquered in colors.

Sailor Boys Chime #656
1918
Images and frame lacquered in colors. Wheels and bells are nickel-plated.

Sailor Chimes #681
1918
Image and frame lacquered in colors. Wheels and bells nickel-plated.

Sailor Chimes #679
1918
Image and frame lacquered in colors. Wheels and bells nickel-plated.

Soldier Chimes #678
1918
Image and frame lacquered in colors. Wheels and bells nickel-plated.
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Buster Brown and Tige #628
1905
7"L x 4.75"H x 2.5"W
$3,200 - $7,200
Photo Courtesy of Bob Watrous Collection

Seesaw Bell Toy
1910
6.5"L
Seesaw banana eating boy and girl playing as the toy is pulled. Wire attached to the axle and the seesaw gives this toy action. The up and down motion of the playful couple rings the bell attached to the center.
PC #1 10/94 (E) $500

Floor Chime #617
1905
Lever hammer rocks back and forth, striking the nickeled gongs.
1-1/2" wheels, 2" gongs, steel wire frame, nickel-plated.

Buster Brown #631
1907
Painted in colors. Nickel-plated wheels and bell. Buster Brown rocks back and forth as the toy is pulled ringing the bell.

Bird Bell Toy #U29
1905
8"L
Birds and frame painted in colors. Nickeled wheels and bells.

Dancing Images #613
1900
Nickel-plated wheels and bells. Frame and figure lacquered in colors.

Teddy Bears #641
1907
6.5"L
Painted cast iron with nickel-plated wheels and bell. Frame and figures lacquered and painted in colors. Platform is embossed with "Teddy Bears" down the sides.
PC #1 9/95 (G) $2,100
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $675

Dancing Teddy Bear #639
1907
6.25"H x 5.75"L
$350 - $500

Dancing Teddy Bears #637
1907
Mak-up of toy is similar to Dancing Teddy Bear #639, with the exception of two bears and three bells.

Teddy Bear
1907
Nickel-plated bell, wheels and frame push toy. The painted aluminum bear hold a wire in his paw that is also attached to the axle. When pushed the wire caused the bear to rock back and forth ringing the bell attached to the frame.

Bird Bell Toy #696
1918
Image and frame lacquered in colors. Wheels and bells nickel-plated.

Charlie Chaplin and Chime #677
1918
5.25"L x 5.25"H
Coppered frame. Nickel-plated wheels and bells. Image lacquered in colors.
PC #1 12/90 (E) $1,000

Ponies Bell Toy #685
ca 1920
Photo courtesy of Bob Watrous Collection.
Gilt finish wheels
No. 15 - Wheels 3-5/8"
No. 30 - Wheels 4-3/4

Chime Bell Toy #U25
1905
7.25"L
Bells, wheels, and image are nickeled. Coppered steel frame.

Hoop Chime #635
1907
Painted in colors. Bells are nickel-plated. Large toy that is pushed causing the clappers to hit the two gongs.

Horse and Driver #618
1905
8.25"L x 4.25"H x 2.5"W
$250 - $325
Cast iron horse and driver are painted in colors. Bells and wheels nickel-plated.

Aeroplane Bell Toy #682, #683
1918
Image and frame lacquered in colors. This toy is a mixture of cast iron, tin, steel and wood. Wheels and bells are nickel-plated. #682 has 7" wingspan, #683 is larger.
PC #1 11/95 (G+) $275

Aeroplane #665
Est 1918
9"L
Photo Courtesy of Bob Watrous Collection

Aeroplane #682
Est 1918
7.5"L
Photo Courtesy of Bob Watrous Collection

Jockey Bell Toy #632
1907
6.5"L
Jockey painted in colors. Nickeled wheels and bells on coppered frame.

Charlie Chaplin and Mammy #612
1900
Photo Courtesy of Bob Watrous Collection
Nickeled wheels and bells. Frame and figures painted in colors.

Dancing Boy #699
1918
Nickel-plated bells and wheels. Frame lacquered.

Dancing Girl #698
1918
Nickel-plated bells and wheels. Frame lacquered. Image painted.

Rough Riders #608
1905
6.5"L
Riders, wheels, and bell are nickel-plated. Coppered steel frame.
PC #1 7/95 (G+) $305
Photo Courtesy of Bob Watrous Collection

Rough Rider #605
1918
5.5"H
Rough Rider painted in colors. Coppered steel frame, bells and wheels nickel-plated.
PC #1 11/99 (E) $200

Rough Rider #630
1918
Image, frame, bell and wheels are nickel-plated.

Rough Rider Bell Toy #634
1918
8.75"L
Cast iron and metal. Frame and figures lacquered in colors. Nickel plated wheels and bells.
Photo courtesy of Bob Watrous collection
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $250

Racer Bell Toy #688
1918

Push Horse Chime #622
1905 5" Base

Chime Bell Toy #634
1907

Dog Chime #672
1918
5.75"L

Push Horse Chime #622
1918

Trick Dog Bell Toy #U30
1905
5.5"L
Dog driving horses with monkey riders. Painted in colors. Nickel-plated wheels.

Racer Chime #603
1900
Horse painted in colors. Bells and wheels nickel-plated.

Boy Chime

Buster Brown and Tige #628
1905
7"L x 4.75"H x 2.5"W
$7,000 - $9000

Modelit
1914
Photo Courtesy of Bob Watrous Collection

Pony Express 2 Bells
While the casting of the figure looks like a Watrous Manu. Toy, the frame and striker look like NN Hill. This toy has not been found in the Watrous catalog, so could also be an NN Hill or Kirby toy.

Rough Rider
6.5"L x 5"H x 3.5"W
Wheels look like replacements

4 Jingle Rough Rider

Rough Rider

Jockey #629
1918
Cast iron and metal jockey on horse. Horse, wheels and bell are nickel-plated. Frame coppered.

Horse Jumper Chime

Dancing Clown Push Chime #660
1918
When in motion the clown dances, ringing chimes. Cast iron and metal toy. Painted in colors.
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $225
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Clown Push Chime #U20
1905
7.5"H
Clown painted in colors. Bells and wheels nickel-plated. 18" stained wood stick. The wheels on this are Gibbs replacements.
PC #1 3/94 (G) $575
Gene Harris 6/95 - (F) $300
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Flip Bell Toy
1918
When pulled, Flip swings back and forth with the small clappers attached to the bottom of his feet. The clappers hit and ring the two bells at each end of the toy. Nickel-plated wheels, bells and frame. Figure lacquered in colors.
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Flip Bell Toy #690
1918
Photo Courtesy of Bob Watrous Collection
Similar to Flip Bell Toy, but with an added wooden pole so the toy could be pushed. Nickel-plated wheels, bells and frame. Figure lacquered in colors.
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Horse with Clown Driver #633
1907
10"L x 6.75"H x 3.75"W
Painted in colors and nickel-plated. Clown and horse rock as toy is pulled ringing the bell.
Photo Courtesy of Richard Mueller Collection. VW 00615
PC #1 8/94 (E) $625
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $325
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Dancing Clown #640
1907
7"H
Cast iron with painted tin clown. Wheels and bells are nickel-plated. Frame and figures are also lacquered. Wire connected the clown's left hand is attached to the axle that when pulled caused the clown to rock side to side ringing the bell. Small chimes connected to the clown's feet also jingle causing this toy to have a wonderful sound.
PC #1 4/95 (G) $350
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Rocking Coons Chime #652
1900
Nickel-plated wheels and chimes. Frame and figures lacquered in colors.
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Coon Push Chime #625
1918
Figure painted in colors. Wheels and bells nickel-plated. Stained wood handle.
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Dancing Coons Chime #653
1918
Nickel-plated bell and wheels. Frame lacquered. Images painted in colors.
Gene Harris 6/95 (F) $250
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Horse with Clown Driver #610
1905
10.5"L
Clown painted in colors. Horse, bell and wheels nickel-plated. Coppered steel. Similar to toy #633, except the bells are placed under the clown and horse.
PC #1 10/94 (E) $475
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Horse with Clown Driver #633
1907
10"L x 6.75"H x 3.75"W
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Uncle Sam abd John Bull
Estimated 1890
Same as Uncle Sam and John Bull #U11, except unpainted and bell in center. This toy also has large heart-shaped wheels in the center.
PC #1 6/93 (E) $1,500
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Uncle Sam Bell Toy #693
1918
6"L
Image and frame lacquered in colors. Nickel-plated bells and wheels
PC #1 9/99 (E) $2,250
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Teddy Roosevelt Push Chime #616
1905
Rider, wheels and bells are nickel-plated, coppered steel and 18" handle. Novel mechanism for ringing bells, producing a beautiful chime.
PC #1 8/96 (G+) $400