I found this on my recent jaunts and am now trying to identify who made it. It is not in pristene condition but it is still a find I believe. crib rattle. I noticed on one of the messages about the new Amazon payment method a picture of one similar made by Tykie. http://www.rubylane.com/item/700271-lgv1219/Vintage-Bakelite-Tykie-... What she is charging has me wondering whether mine is by the same company. I kind of think it is a knock off because of the made in hong kong
It is similar but the feet are wrong and the hanger is no where the same.
Anyone know who made it?
Here is my writ up I am working on.
Boy Baby vintage crib rattle
Here is a large celluloid vintage crib toy from the 40’s to 50’s. With its big blue painted eyes and black painted wide smile with tiny red tongue and curly yellow tinted hair he is so darling. It has a large round 3 ½ inch celluloid head. The body of this toy is 4 ½ inch celluloid egg shape. It has a blue base and a white top. The base of this piece has two open slots 1 ½ inches long. The legs are 2 small half balls in blue and white measuring 1 ¼ inches long total. It has the same size balls for hands and connected to 2 white cone pieces for arms. The feet are white with raised blue flowers on the top. One of the shoes has the brown sole on it and the other is missing . The neck has a crinkled celluloid collar. Each piece is strung together by a white cord through each piece which causes the pieces to giggle. The top end has a round ring for hanging. The back of the largest celluloid ball has a partial oval crack. According to my research celluloid toys tended to break which it is why so few are found or they were destroyed when the matter of their celluloid content was recognized as being so flammable. Despite its large crack on the back and missing sole it is a very nice vintage baby toy. I have reduced the crib rattle accordingly. The top of the head has a tiny circle which reads Made in Hong Kong on it. If you are into vintage baby toys this one is a real neat piece.
Oh MY! What a find Carol! I sure wish I could help you out but I don't know anything about this lovely baby rattle. I would continue to search the internet some more before posting it for sale, as you don't want to under price this little beauty. Try Worthpoint maybe? Or look up HongKong toy companies from the 40s-50s?
The shop on Ruby Lane has hers for 285 and I was going to go for 35. that was my concern. I came up with after a search on the net where others were a bit more but my has a oval crack (not deep just starting on the back and the shoe sole gone so I reduced it. But there is such a difference in price I don't know
T his is so cute - what a find.