This miniature toy circus roundabout is a working model.
It is made from acid free paper and card and is under 1 inch (2.5cm) in width and just over 1 inch (2.5cm) in height.
The original version was published at the beginning of the 20th Century by a French company called Imagerie d’Epinalis.
It was printed on paper sheets and was designed to be to be cut out and assembled at home.
I am particularly fond of my miniature version because it actually works – when the gold knob is gently pulled upwards and turned, the stage revolves and the figures go round and round.