This vintage toy produced by the Baldwin Manufacturing Company of Brooklyn, New York, in the early 1950s is in great shape as can be seen in the accompanying photographs. The lithographs are strikingly colorful, looking as fresh as when they were first printed. The chicken is free of dings and dents.
Drop the four yellow marbles into the top of the hen’s tail. Turn the crank, hear the hen cluck, and watch the egg (that is, marble) come rolling out.
This is a marvelous entertaining gift for older children; be careful, however, as the marble can become a choking hazard. This wind-up, clucking hen would be a great surprise for springtime or Easter home décor. For those who collect vintage tin toys, you’ll find nothing more delightful than this beauty!