Site: 18PR983 Market Master House
Context: Stratum II – mixed deposit 18th to mid 20th centuries
Materials: Lead alloy
Dimensions: 40 mm length
Description: German flat tin or lead toy with traces of paint. This figure appears to be a carousel horse and rider.
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).