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Box 12 Twinkler Plastic Birdcage Spinner 1950s Christmas Ornaments
A scarce boxed set of one dozen circa 1954 Twinklers Christmas spinner ornaments. They're motion activated by the heat from tree light bulbs (you hang them over or below a bulb), making the metal pinwheel piece inside spin and twirl. The plastic neon pink, blue, and chartreuse yellow glittered bird cage or carousel shaped spinners are about 3 inches tall. They have no chips or cracks, though two have slight distortion on the scalloped bottom edge from contact with a hot light bulb (last photo). There are four of each color.
The box has some wear and a taped corner. I believe the lid had a perforated pop-out that is missing. The spinner ornaments were made in the USA by Tinkle Toy Company of Youngstown Ohio and guaranteed vintage.
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