Context: Feature 30 Privy, c. 1850 - 1870 home of Nathan Mansfield family
Site Date Range: c. 1770-1930
Materials: Lead or tin?
Description: German flat tin or lead toy
History: The earliest ”flat” toys were soldiers made in Germany of pressed tin from the 1730s onward. One of the most prolific firms was that of Ernst Heinrichsen, who began business in 1839 (O’Neill 1988:244).