Smallest cock in the world novelty

Description (Brief)
A humorous novelty from Japan. It's a drum-shaped container with lids, top, and bottom made of cream celluloid. One lid is labeled "the smallest cock in the world" When you open the lid, a little rooster is inside. The other lid is labeled the "largest cock in the world" and when opened, you find a mirror.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
novelty
date made
1946-1952
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
ceramic (rooster material)
glass (mirror material)
Measurements
overall: 1.6 cm x 2.5 cm; 5/8 in x in
place made
Japan
ID Number
2006.0098.1695
catalog number
2006.0098.1695
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Celluloid
Food
Chickens
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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