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Object ID 000981

Object Name Sunny Suzy Iron

Object Desc A small, red toy iron, with cord used to plug into wall for actual useage. On it are very tiny depictions of a boy in an airplane, a boy on a scooter, and a bear with a ball. This item is very heavy and made out of metal.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000865

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Toy Window Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords appliances,toys,irons,Sunny Suzy Iron,Wolverine Supply & Mfg. Co.,miniatures,

Title Sunny Suzy Iron

Description This item is a red iron, that while a toy, is also capable of actually being used. It contains three sperate small images on it. One of a boy in an airplane, one of a bear and a ball, and one of a boy with a little bike and ball. The iron has a red handle which on the bottom says "Utility Iron" "115 V 20W" is written underneath that as well. It has a very long cord in order to plug in your iron.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.5

Length 6

Width 3

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details CMY865 measures at 3.5" high and 6" long, with a width of 3". The cord attached to it measures at 65" long.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Wolverine Supply & Manufacturing Company

Maker Details Wolverine Supply & Manufacturing Co., founded in Pittsburgh in 1903, introduced its Sunny Suzy "girl" toys in 1928. Various models of the Sunny Suzy electric iron, which plugged in but warmed only slightly, were first made in the early 1930s.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY865



Date SEP 25,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Emily Piekarz

Notes Paint still looks prestine, the metal is still shiney. Metal on handle just a tad bit rusty.


Date JAN 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 15 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 11 from Room 1, Shelf 15 - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 2,2015

Summary Status change

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

Date AUG 2,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Toy Window Exhibit from Room 1, Shelf 11 - automatic entry by admin