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Squeak toy (robins)

Object Number: 
INV.5290
Date: 
1875-1900
Medium: 
Papier-mâché, wood, leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 3 1/2 in. ( 14 x 13.7 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Squeak toy with molded, fiber-covered, papier-mâché mother and baby robins mounted on rectangular base/bellows; mother robin is mounted on a post, while baby robin is mounted on a projection attached to the bottom of the inside of the bellows, so that when the bellows is pressed, the baby robin stays in place while the mother is brought down to meet it.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group