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Philip Lepley and Barbara Bureker, Battle Ground WA   

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From our favorite American toy company, Julius Chein, here is a chick from the 1940s. It’s a little smaller than the chick Chein made in the 20s and 30s. Had to cut costs somewhere! This little guy, dressed in his coat with bowtie, was very popular—especially around Easter time. Wind him up and watch him walk around. The same chick in a non-windup version was used in several Easter toys.

Size: 3 ½ inches high; 4 inches deep at the windup; 2 inches wide at the feet

Condition: This guy has survived well. The windup works, one of the best we’ve seen in these inexpensive walking toys. The colors are bright and vibrant with just a few scratches here and there associated with a toy that is at least 70 years old. The tabs holding the toy together simply fold over each half; another cost cutting measure. It has caused some gapping between the halves.

You don’t have to wait till Easter to enjoy this toy!

Item ID: 1915

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Chein Tin Windup Chick

$60 USD SOLD

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Philip Lepley and Barbara Bureker
Battle Ground
WA
  

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