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Object ID 002169

Object Name Tin Rooster and Cart

Object Desc Tin rooster pulling a plastic cart used as a children's toy.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001675

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hallway Shelf 1

Object Date 1940s

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords toys,Wyandotte Toys,pull toys,

Title Tin Rooster and Cart

Description Colorful tin rooster and cart toy. Rooster is pulling a blue cart with yellow wheels. Rooster is lithographed.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4

Length 8

Width 3.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Wyandotte Toys

Maker Details All Metal Products Company was an American toy company founded in 1920 and based in Wyandotte, Michigan for most of its history. It produced inexpensive pressed metal toys under the Wyandotte brand name, and was the largest manufacturer of toy guns in the US for several decades in the 20th century. The company's slogan was "Wyandotte Toys are Good and Safe." To keep costs down, the company used scrap and surplus raw materials whenever possible, often manufacturing their toys from scrap metal obtained from local auto factories. Initially, All Metal Products Company specialized in toy guns, including pop guns, water pistols, and air rifles. By 1927 they had become the world's largest manufacturer of toy guns. Metal toys were banned during World War II because the metals were needed for the war effort. They survived by producing wooden toys and die-cut cardboard "build your own" play sets during the war. Company died out around 1957 after their bankruptcy in 1956.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1675

Description Tin Rooster and Cart


Date MAY 13,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Rooster tin is splitting down the middle where it was attached. Wheels still spin but with not smoothly. Colors are still vibrant but scratching is present.


Date MAY 13,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAY 13,2014

Summary Location change

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