Sunday, July 1, 2007

Baby's Toy Rattle Of Yesteryear

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Gathering up my grandchildren's toy from a visit I thought how safety conscious we have become in regard to little people's toys. Even safety measures from my own children's childhood toys to now has improved ten-fold and hopefully has saved lives.

What baby of yesterday wouldn't have been amused with this delightful rattle with its whistle & series of clanging bells. Made of rows & curlicues of twisted wire in a wonderful Victorian fashion. Attached small brass bells with a beads for clacking. Whistle in the end of the wood handle for blowing. What a beautiful wonder for its artistic style and purely Victoriana. Ah yes, but was a baby allowed to enjoy the wonderment of this perilous toy?

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