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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Toys and Games ➔ Kentucky Stagecoach Wind-Up Toy

Identifier:
2019.35.100
Description:
The Kentucky Stagecoach wind-up toy was created by Kokyu Trading Company of Japan in the early to mid-1900s. 

Wind-up toys gained popularity in America beginning in the 1860s. While those made of porcelain or wax were marketed towards adults and collectors, tin wind-up toys were created for children. The toys' designs often mirrored current events however by the 1940s, they began taking the shape of childhood favorites such as robots, space, and Disney characters. Although the popularity of wind-ups decreased with the creation of the Alkaline battery in the 1960s, they can still be found in toy stores today. 
Date:
circa 1930 – 1950
Materials:
Tin
Dimensions:
4" h 2.5" w 4.25" d
Source:
The Estate of Beth Schwartz
Makers/Donors
Brian Schwartz

Kokyu Trading Company
Kokyu Trading Company was located in Japan. 
Related Place
Japan
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