Clockwork items were used for home entertainment and store displays before electric power was available. They will usually run for hours after being wound. They have a couple of simple movements, such as: nodding head and moving eyes or mouth.
Teddy Bears riding a clockwork Teeter Totter on a log. 13 1/2" h. x 24" l.
Old German clockwork clown playing with an El Diablo. His head nods and his mouth moves.
This clockwork Father Christmas has glass eyes and a kindly face. He holds an antique feather tree in one hand, and switches in the other, as an admonition to the children that they better watch out! 29" tall