An electric ‘Peter Pan Scotch Oats’ monkey automaton, by Fife Engineering Ltd.
The two seated monkeys, one holding a ‘PETER PAN Scotch Oats’ flag (detached), wearing striped pyjamas, dressing gowns and tartan bonnets, with moving heads and arms taking it turns to spoon porridge, the base with metal plaque reading ‘Manufactured by The Fife Engineering Co. Ltd. Fenco House Elie-Fife Scotland’, wired for electricity (with operating instructions label) and complete with original wooden crate with attached Angus Milling Company label reading ‘Mechanical Monkey, Norwich Co-operative Soc. Ltd. Grocery Warehouse, St. Stephens Square, Norwich’.
- 47cm high x 54cm wide x 17.5cm deep.