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Object ID 002183

Object Name Tin Bunny Pulling Cart

Object Desc Tin lithographed bunny pulling cart. Made in USA by J. Chein.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001689

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hallway Shelf 1

Object Date

Start Year Range 1930s

End Year Range 1950s

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords lithographs,J. Chein & Company,toys,pull toys,

Title Tin Bunny Pulling Cart

Description Tin toy bunny with bright lithographed colors. Bunny is pulling a pink and blue tin cart with red/blue wheels. Bunny and underside of cart are labeled "J. Chein & Co. Made in USA." Bunny is wearing a blue shirt, red bow tie, and checkered pants.


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.25

Length 8.5

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker J. Chein & Company

Maker Details J. Chein & Company was an American toy manufacturer in business from 1903 through the 1980s. It is best remembered today for its mechanical toys made from stamped and lithographed tin produced from the 1930s through the 1950s.Founded by Julius Chein in a loft in New York City, Chein's earliest toy production was a line of premiums for the Cracker Jacks snack line.In the late-1960s, Chein entered into a licensing agreement to produce "Peanuts" characters, which continued through the early-1970s. In the mid-1970s, Chein sold its Renwal division and focused upon manufacturing lithographed sheet steel housewares such as kitchen canister sets and wastebaskets, under the brand Cheinco. They also produced licensed metal containers for food brands such as Heinz, Sunkist and Maxwell House. In 1979, toy manufacturing was phased out entirely. In the late-1980s, Cheinco was sold to the Atlantic Can Company, who then changed its name to Atlantic Cheinco Corporation.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1689

Description Tin Bunny Pulling Cart


Date MAY 13,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Cassie Coffey

Notes Toy has some wear and scratches, but the overall condition is good. Colors are very vibrant and the wheels work well.


Date MAY 13,2014

Summary Status change

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

Date MAY 13,2014

Summary Location change

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