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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Toys and Games ➔ Mini Copter Pull Toy

Identifier:
2019.35.39
Description:
Mini Copter, model 448, was a pull toy created by Fisher-Price and sold between 1971 and 1984. At the time of its creation, it made a whirling sound when pulled. It is made almost entirely of wood with the exception of the wheels and rotors which are plastic. 

Pull-toys have been a form of entertainment for children for many years, becoming popular in America in the early to mid-1900s. Some of the most famous pull toys were created by Fisher-Price and LEGO in the 1930s and were made primarily of wood. The excitement of the toy can still be seen today, with companies creating modern versions for young children. 
Date:
1971 – 1984
Materials:
Plastic, Wood, Metal
Dimensions:
4.5" h 3.75" w 8" d
Source:
The Estate of Beth Schwartz
Exhibit/Program
Toys that Move (after February 27 2020)
From the ancient Chinese and Greek automatons to the clockwork marvels of the Renaissance, inventors have always searched for ways to make their creations change and move. In modern times, many German and Japanese companies specialized in making a huge variety of affordable wind-up toys. In the twentieth century, the American firm Fisher-Price became well known for its high quality wooden, and eventually plastic, pull toys, many of which are seen in this new display.
Makers/Donors
Brian Schwartz

Fisher-Price
Fisher-Price is an American company that produces educational toys for children and infants, headquartered in East Aurora, New York. The company was formed in 1930 and has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel since 1993.
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