VERY EARLY CHILDS TIN RATTLE
CIVIL WAR ERA ~ c 1860
This fabulous very old tin rattle and whistle is superb. During the mid 1800's these were a common rattle and whistle toy. 5 3/8 inches long.
The rattle is embellished with rolled designs around the barrel drum. The rattle still rings well with the original seeds or pellets inside. A remarkable piece of American history ! This example has survived in great condition with no bending.