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Object ID 000993

Object Name Duck Pull Toy

Object Desc A duck pull toy from The Gong Bell MFG Co. It is a wooden toy on one set of yellow wheels. It is tan, yellow, green, and blue.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000873

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hallway Shelf 2

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Gong Bell Mfg Co.,toys,pull toys,wood toys,

Title Duck Pull Toy

Description It is a duck pull toy made by The Gong Bell Manufacturing Co. Duck contains words "The Gong Bell MFG Co" "East Hampton Conn" and "Made In U.S.A." Duck as tan head with a green bowtie. Wings are blue and tan. Red border for toy. One set of yellow wheels. Blue knob at the end of toy.


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.75

Length 10.5

Width 4.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Gong Bell Manufacturing Company

Maker Details The Gong Bell Manufacturing Company was established as a partnership in 1866 by H. H. Abbe, E. C. Barton, E. G. Cone and A. H. Conklin to produce bells and toys. Gong Bell antique toys are more limited than some brands as the company was not in existence past the 1960s. The company was incorporated under the laws of the state of Connecticut in April 1899. In 1872, Barton patented a toy called Revolving Chimes described as a pair of cast brass gongs, mounted between two malleable iron wheels. This was the beginning of Gong Bellís toy making history. The company also manufactured the first foot bell ever used on automobiles. After re-organization in 1921, Gong Bell introduces one of the most successful toys invented at the time. It was a toy telephone with a bell and movable receiver hook. This was also the time Gong Bell started concentrating on its wooden toy future. During World War II, the Gong Bell Mfg. Co. also took on military contracts to make hardware for parachutes.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY873



Date OCT 4,2013

Summary fair

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes The colors have faded a lot.


Date OCT 4,2013

Summary Status change

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

Date OCT 4,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway shelf from Hallway shelf - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 21,2014

Summary Location change

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

Date MAR 21,2014

Summary Location change

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

Date JUN 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 2 from Hallway Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin