Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell

Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell
Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell
Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell
Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell
Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell
Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell
Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell
Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell
Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell
Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell
Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell
Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell

Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell
The Boy Scout movement was founded in Great Britain in 1908 by a cavalry officer, Lieutenant General. Who had written a book called. (1908) but who was better known as the defender of the town of Mafeking. In the South African (or Boer) War. Baden-Powells book described many games and contests that he had used to train cavalry troops in scouting, and it became popular reading among the boys of Great Britain. Baden-Powells idea was that boys should organize themselves into small natural subgroups of six or seven under a boy leaderthe patrol and patrol leader. Their training would consist of such things as tracking and reconnaissance, mapping, signaling, knotting, first aid, and all the skills that arise from camping and similar outdoor activities. To become a scout, a boy would promise to be loyal to his country, help other people, and in general obey the scout law, itself a simple code of chivalrous behaviour easily understood by the boy. That basic pattern of scouting aims and emphases has continued. In every country where scouting exists, it involves a scout oath or promise; a scout law, with such small variations as national traditions and culture. Demand; an emphasis on the delights of the outdoor life and the pursuit of such outdoor activities as camping, swimming, sailing, climbing, canoeing, and exploring caves; a progressive training rewarded by the granting of certain badges; and the encouragement of a daily good deed. In every country, too, the highest proficiency is marked by the award of a special badge e. The Eagle Scout Badge in the United States and the Queens Scout Badge in Canada and Great Britain.

The symbols of the scouts include the handshake with the left hand, the fleur-de-lis badge, and the motto Be prepared. AUTOMATON WALKING BOY SCOUT WITH HIS COVERED WAGON. LIKELY BY ROULLET ET DECAMPS...

Who were well known to use German, Simon Halbig bisque doll components. ROULLET & DECAMPS issued a variety of open cart pulling/pushing automatons....

But i've never seen a covered wagon version, or the incredibly rare boy scout. Great size, with the figure some 12 inches height... Over all length some 16+ inches.

Very rare boy figure, appears to be wearing the traditional, early boy scouting uniform. Still retaining his original khaki shirt, shorts and a broad-brimmed campaign hat. Plus his wonderful lace up leather boots, with socks and distinctive neckerchief (a little frayed after more than 100 years). The lovely bisque head is marked at the rear, difficult to read, but shows as Simon Halbig... Face detail with glass eyes etc.. Covered wagon;with wood and metal construction...

And really nice spoked cart wheels. The automaton boy has a key-winding shaft to his right side... Carefully using the original old key to wind the mechanism, he will slowly start to move his legs and walk forward.... This is so very old, so needs careful winding... He has probably spent most of the last 110 years on display, but will begin to move as shown.

PLEASE TRY CLICKING THE FOLLOWING VIDEO LINK, TO SEE A SHORT CLIP OF THE MECHANICAL ACTION. Shows with some expected natural age/play wear as shown...... With bit of hair loss and his hat has a few perforations, and there is some losses to his uniform, showing remnants of his hat band and possibly a waist belt. The wagon right side pull shaft, has a very old "rope" tie section? But all nice and secure.

The canvas cover is very nice, with minimal colour fade... Wood and metal work looks great... Large spoked wagon wheels look and roll fine etc.. All offers welcome & considered. PLEASE TAKE A GOOD CLOSE LOOK FOR YOURSELF, AS THESE PICTURES ALSO FORM PART OF THE DESCRIPTION... If you need any more images or have questions...... Will always pack with great care. The item "ROULLET DECAMPS ANTIQUE AUTOMATON BOY SCOUT WINDUP TOY BISQUE DOLL BADEN POWELL" is in sale since Wednesday, July 4, 2018. This item is in the category "Toys & Games\Vintage & Classic Toys\Clockwork/Wind-Up". The seller is "audio2424" and is located in Thetford. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Roullet Decamps Antique Automaton Boy Scout Windup Toy Bisque Doll Baden Powell


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