Canary Shaped Toy

Molded celluloid balance toy, in the shape of a bird (canary). Yellow body, head tinted orange at top, orange beak and feet, black dot for eyes, with black eyebrows. Feet are shaped into a small hook, which would enable the toy to balance on the side of a bowl or glass. Possibly used for a christmas ornament as well. See similar ornaments: 1993.0157.20, 1993.0157.19, 1993.0157.17, 1993.0157.16, 1993.0157.15.
Currently not on view
Object Name
ornament, christmas
date made
Physical Description
celluloid (overall material)
average spatial: 11 cm x 4 cm; 4 5/16 in x 1 9/16 in
overall: 1 1/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 1 1/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 11.43 cm x 2.8575 cm
place made
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy M. and Robert R. Garvey, Jr.
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