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Barker Character Comic and Cartoon Museum
1188 Highland Avenue, Cheshire, CT 06410
The Barker Character, Comic and Cartoon Museum, located in the northern section of Cheshire, holds a large collection of memorabilia, novelties and ephemera such as lunch boxes and Pez dispensers bearing the likenesses of characters from television, cartoons and comics.
Notable items include cast iron elephant ramp walkers, built in 1873 and described as "the first automatons to be powered by gravity." The collection also includes a wind-up peacock made in the 1920 and the Zilotone Clown musical wind-up toy, a clockwork mechanism designed in 1930.
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