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Object ID 001126

Object Name Cackling Hen

Object Desc Wooden hen toy with wheels and pulling string made by Fisher Price Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000988

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 toys,Cackling Hen,pull toys,Fisher Price Toys,wood toys,

Title Cackling Hen

Description This toy is wooden with a colorful design as a hen. The colors that make up the hen are white, black, red, and yellow. It consists of 16 pieces of wood all nailed together. The toy has a leading string attached to the front. Underneath the toy there is metal spindles and circular parts that help move the wheels attached to the toy. The toy has for wheels. Two are big and red. The hen's legs are attached to this wheel. the other two wheels are attached at the back of the hen to help keep the toys balanced when it is dragged. The toy had some plastic attached to the hens body. The placement is at the top of the hens head and its bottom. The leading string is attached to the front of the hen and is made of yarn. At the very end of the string a button is attached, perhaps for better grip.


Approx Collection Date

Height 10.5

Length 6.75

Width 4.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The big red wheels are 2 inches in diameter. The small white wheels are 1 inch in diameter. The lead string is 32.00 inches long.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Fisher Price Toys, Inc.

Maker Details Fisher-Price is an American company that produces toys for infants and children, headquartered in East Aurora, New York. Fisher-Price has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Mattel since 1993.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-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. In the 1950s the company then switched to plastic for making toys. Fisher-Price is still a company today.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY988



Date JAN 5,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Some wear on the wood edges, and could probably be re painted. The lead string should be replaced with something stronger since the yarn is starting to fray.


Date JUN 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 2 from Room 1, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin