Distler, Germany 1920s Tin Litho Harold Lloyd Scissor Toy

Regular price $65.00

With a little research I found an exact match of this guy on First Dibs (listed by a Belgian seller at $450)--ridiculous, but useful, as we now know this fun tin litho scissor man was made by the German toy company Distler (whose antique tin toys do indeed fetch high prices), and that he represents Harold Lloyd, the American silent movie comic star, known as one of the most influential film comedians of the silent film era alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

It is a pretty fun and clever thing--when you close the scissor, the arms raise his hat high, and his glasses too, and his mouth opens wide-- really pretty satisfying!  The frog, fly, and spider in web on his blue hat is pretty good too, plus the mix of plaids on his outfit. The scissors mechanism operates very smoothy and it's in good shape, with some aging to the surface but very little loss of the litho at all.

7 1/4" tall at shortest (and 4 1/8" wide); 8 3/8" tall when fully extended.