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Goat bell toy

Object Name: Toy
Date: 1890-1900
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Medium: Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions: Overall: 7 3/4 x 9 x 3 3/4 in. (19.7 x 22.9 x 9.5 cm)
Description: Tinned sheet iron bell toy depicting goat, mounted on platform with two sets of cast iron wheels of different sizes; spokes form blossom with heart-shaped petals; white goat with blue saddle and red collar, black horns and beard; bell mounted on top of saddle with triad of clappers suspended from yoke and anchored to top of bell with flower finial; when toy is pushed or pulled, platform rises and falls; clapper rings against outside of bell.
Object Number: INV.8054
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The wheels and bell appear in a trade catalogue for Gong Bell Manufacturing Company, East Hampton, Connecticut. Gong Bell manufactured toys as well as parts used by other toy companies.