In 1884-85 Ernst Paul Lehmann was captivated by the tales of friends about their journeys to Africa. So he created a series of toys dedicated to African life and culture. One of the most successful items was Coco, a boy who climbed up a palm-tree to pick a coconut. Unlike most of Lehmann's toys, Coco does not move by winding a spring, but it features a system of wires inside the tree trunk that are connected to a weight in the coconut. Even the arms and legs are connected to the plate and they move as if he were really climbing the tree. This patent belonging to the Englishman George Royle was used in two popular Lehmann toys: Mill and Miller and Gustav. This is among the collection's oldest toys.
Manufactured from 1889 to 1935