Mechanised toy, 'The Mother Stork'. The toy is made from two green slats of softwood connected by different parts of a stork and a young chick's head inside a broken egg. When the slats are moved against each other the stork bends to the chick. The original cardboard box is rectangular and shallow with a detachable lid. Both parts are pink in colour with metal pins in the corners. The lid has some labels attached, including one with an inscription.
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