Wind-up toy bird


Title
Wind-up toy bird
Description
Wind-up tin toy bird, patented December 27, 1927. Wind-up toys are some of the most popular mechanical toys available today. They can be very complex with many different moving parts or simple like the one pictured here. Although very simple, this yellow metal bird could provide hours of entertainment for children on the farm. For the fun to begin all a child had to do was wind the crank on the side and place the bird on a hard flat surface and let go. The little bird would continue its waddle across the surface until its key stopped turning or it had tipped over. The accompanying video describes the object.
Date
1927
Original Format
equipment
Extent
Local Identifier
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Rights
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