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Object ID 000933

Object Name Perky Pot Tea Pot

Object Desc Perky Pot hand crank tea pot. Fisher Price Toys wirtten on the side.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000841

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hallway Shelf 1

Object Date

Start Year Range 1958

End Year Range 1960

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Perky Pot,teapots,Fisher Price Toys,toys,

Title Perky Pot Tea Pot

Description Perky Pot tea pot with red base. Blue handle on one side. That side has words "Frisher Price Toys, Inc. East Aurora, N.Y." One side has a blue spout with the Fisher Price symbol and the words "Fisher Price Toys" Two sides have a face and the words "Perky Pot." When toy is cranked little yellow balls come out from the top and toy makes a popping sound.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7

Length 5.5

Width 2.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Fisher Price Toys

Maker Details Founded in 1930 by Herman Fisher, Irving Price, Price's illustrator-artist wife Margaret Evans Price, and Helen Schelle, the name Fisher-Price was established by combining two of the three names. Fisher worked previously in manufacturing, selling and advertising games for a company in Churchville, New York. Price had retired from a major variety chain store, and Helen Schelle previously operated Penny Walker Toy Shop in Binghamton, New York. Fisher-Price’s fundamental toy-making principles centered on intrinsic play value, ingenuity, strong construction, good value for the money, and action. Early toys were made of heavy steel parts and ponderosa pine, which resisted splintering and held up well to heavy use. The details and charm were added with colorful lithographic labels. Mrs. Price was the first Art Director and designed push-pull toys for the opening line, based on characters from her children's books.

Maker Mark F P


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Date SEP 8,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes The wood is scratched in some places. There is marking on the sides.


Date SEP 8,2013

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date SEP 8,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1 from Tobacco Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 13 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 4 from Room 1, Shelf 13 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 1 from Hallway Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin