Cat Shaped Toy

Molded celluloid balance toy, in the shape of a cat. Cream body with gray and black stripes down back and tail. Wears a blue collar around neck with blue tag. Remnants of pink at nose and mouth. Black eyes. Bottom paws are shaped into a small hook, as well as top paws, 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: 1993.0157.19, 1993.0157.18, 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: 3.5 cm x 12 cm; 1 3/8 in x 4 3/4 in
overall: 7/8 in x 4 3/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 11.1125 cm x 3.175 cm
place made
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
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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