Before they made cars, before they made little character toys, Schuco made these little furry pecking birds. 20 million of them! So where are they? All gone…in the dumpster…worn out…lost…broken…you name it.
But this one has survived. Wind Pick Pick up and watch him (her?) peck. Such a simple toy with such a long history starting in the 1920s and lasting until the 1960s.
We can’t determine the age of this bird, but it sure looks older than 50 years. The detachable key definitely has some age to it based on its thinness and shape. Certainly not one of the later Schuco keys. But then it may not Schuco at all.
Size: 4 ¼ inches long beak to tail end; 2 ½ inches high at the tail; 1 3/8 inches at its widest point.
Condition: There is some wear to the plush in a couple of spots, most notably near the key wind , near one of the legs and at the end of the tail. Otherwise this little guy has weathered well.
One of Schuco’s toy tests was to drop a toy from about 3 feet. It didn’t get made if it didn’t survive the “Drop Test”. This bird has certainly survived.