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Object ID 002123

Object Name Wind Up Turtle

Object Desc Lithograph toy turtle that winds up. Made by Mikuni in Japan.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001629

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hallway Shelf 1

Object Date 1950s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords windup toys,lithographs,Mikuni,toys,

Title Wind Up Turtle

Description Lithograph tin toy turtle with wind up function. Turtle is cream, red, green, black, and white. Legs move around turtle as it runs. Small wheels on bottom. Wind up function appears to be broken. Stamped "Mikuni Made in Japan" on rear of turtle. Turtle is wearing a suit and hat under his shell.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.5

Length 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 Mikuni

Maker Details Japanese manufacturer of tin toys from the 1950s.

Maker Mark llama


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Image Caption CMY1629

Description Wind Up Turtle


Date MAY 9,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Wind up mechanism seems to be broken, however the rest of the toy is almost excellent with few scratches.


Date JUN 8,2014

Summary Location change

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