1961 Linemar Mechanical Prehistoric Animal Green

1961 Linemar Mechanical Prehistoric Animal Green

Awesome clockwork tin litho wind-up "dinosaur" manufactured by Linemar. Excellent+ condition and works beautifully.

I recently sold an orange version of this toy with its original box. Officially it was called the "Mechanical Prehistoric Animal". Linemar produced this toy in at least three different versions including Dino from The Flintstones. All of them are scarce. This green version with spotted "scales" of light green and dark green. It has a pale yellow underbelly. This version seems to be the second most difficult to find, after orange.

The toy is all embossed tin litho. Despite it's "stiff" appearance it actually looks very realistic. It has an internal clockwork motor and winds with an attached key. It has a stop and go lever on the right side of its back. As it moves forward it lumbers slowly side to side using a rubber wheel under each foot. At the same time the mouth opens and closes while making a loud gear-grinding sound. The underside of the belly was lithoed with the Linemar name and trademark.

Size: 8" long, 5½" tall.

Date Sold: Aug. 2009

Price Sold: $ 100


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