Toy stagecoach, 'Butterfield Stage Lines', tin plate, made by Alps, Japan, c. 1960
A wind up toy stage coach made from tin plate. The body of the coach has been painted yellow with green, blue and red detailing. A woman's head and two men shooting guns have been painted in the windows on either side of the coach. A tin cowboy figure sits up the front of the coach and the coach is being pulled by two tin horses that have been shaped and painted to look like they are galloping at speed. On one side of the coach is a winding key. The tin wheels of the coach turn on metal axles and they have been painted with yellow spokes.
Text painted in gold along either side of the top of the coach reads 'BUTTERFIELD STAGE LINES'. Black text on the back of the coach reads 'ALPS / MADE IN JAPAN'.