La course en sac ( the potato bag runner ) A Fernand Martin toy from 1906

A child’s play from years past with a lot of fun.
A competition to reach the finish line, while jumping in a potato bag as quickly as possible.

This toy was made in 1906 by Fernand Martin and currently very rare and therefore a very popular piece.
A toy from the second “Martin” period and it was given the Martin number 205.
At the top the potato bag is kept closed by a red thread
Height 19 cm ( 7,5 inch)

The Martin logos are depicted on both sides of the bag.

At the bottom there are two slots, after turning up two bars per slot come forward to simulate the jump, it makes a very nice almost natural movement.

Picture from the original 1908 catalog

The drawing below shows the inside.
This drawing is from the old French magazine La Nature from 1908

THE TOY AND THE CATALOG ARE FROM MY OWN COLLECTION.

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