Crib ornament

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Description (Brief)
This toy is rather elaborate for a rattle, but several parts of it do make a sound. The cream and pink drum-shaped part at center is decorated with an image of Jack and Jill. On either end of the drum are celluloid links interspersed with celluloid spheres of differing diameters. Also attached to the links at either side of the drum are two celluloid dolls. The toy was probably meant to span a baby's crib.
Currently not on view
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
overall: 5 cm x 36 cm x 4.5 cm; 1 15/16 in x 14 3/16 in x 1 3/4 in
overall; in museum box: 1 7/8 in x 6 5/16 in x 5 5/16 in; 4.7625 cm x 16.03375 cm x 13.49375 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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