Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ohta K Brand Metal Wind up Lady Bug Tin Litho Friction Toy

Lady Bug - Ohta K Brand
This all metal and Lithographed full color wind up toy is as cute as a bug in a rug!
2 wheels on the bottom allows it to roll as a push toy, however the wind up key does not work. Maybe with some oiling it may. Just pretty tight.
But as a vintage toy collectible, she is adorable. All yellow body and multicolored dots on the body. A bright happy face too. there are 2 very unnoticeable holes on the top that I presume had feelers in them, but they are missing. It measures: 3.25 x 2.5 x 1.5 tall. Perfect size for little hands!
The litho color is perfect not a scratch or chip anywhere. The under body has normal scuff marks from play, but just a few, and there are no dents!
The Ohta K monogram is on the side and made in is a bit more about this 50's toy maker:

Ohta (K)
• Founded 1950's • Tokyo / Japan
Ohta (K) was a small, short lived Tokyo toymaker that created a small collection of playthings under their own brand, mainly during the late 1950's and early 1960's.
Ohta's current disposition is unknown, but it is presumed to have failed during the 1960's shakeout of the Japanese toy industry

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