Civil War 1860 ~ Child's ABC Tin Whistle Rattle ~ For a Good Child

Civil War 1860 ~ Child's ABC Tin Whistle Rattle ~ For a Good Child

Code: 11325

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CIVIL WAR ERA ~ VERY EARLY CHILDS TIN ABC RATTLE

FOR A GOOD CHILD

c 1860

This fabulous very old tin rattle and whistle is superb. During the mid 1800's these were a common rattle and whistle toy. 

Each side of the rattle is embellished with the American Eagle with the words " For A Good Child". The circumference of the rattle has the letters of the alphabet. The rattle still rings well with the original seeds or pellets inside. A remarkable piece of American history ! 

This example has survived in very good condition with only a bit of light surface rust .  Still rattles.