TIN-LITHOGRAPH RATCHET-STYLE CARMEN MIRANDA NOISEMAKER U.S. Metal Toys Circa 1950s
This TIN-LITHOGRAPH RATCHET-STYLE CARMEN MIRANDA NOISEMAKER from the late 1940s to 1950s is in the shape of an oval dish. The lithograph on the front of the noisemaker depicts "the Brazilian Bombshell", Carmen Miranda" dancing the samba to music played by a maracas musician. The colors of the lithograph are festive and bright; the background is yellow. The sides and back are bright and red the ratchet handle is made of green plastic.
The TIN-LITHOGRAPH RATCHET-STYLE CARMEN MIRANDA NOISEMAKER was made by the U.S. Metal Toy Manufacturing Company of Brooklyn, New York; the lithograph includes the company mark. U.S. Metal Toy Manufacturing made tin-lithographed toys from 1946 through the 1980s. Their slogan was, "Joys With U.S. Toys."
The noisemaker measures about 4 ¾” long and 2 ½" wide at its largest width. Depth is a little over ½" wide without the plastic handle and 2" with the plastic handle. Ratchet and sound still work great. The lithograph is in great condition; no rust or scratches.
Nice addition to someone's vintage toy collection as well as a great noisemaker for a vintage New Year's Eve or birthday party!
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