Vintage toy representing pecking chickens on a wooden paddle. When you pull the ball the birds peck and eat the food. The flat surface, or platform, is shown “littered” with painted elements resembling feed…wooden chickens are no smarter than the real ones, so they eat. Each bird is fully detailed in red, black, and green, and tied to a guide string which runs through the platform to a 1-1/2” ball, which when rotated causes our favorite domesticated bird to move like a ping-pong paddle of peckers. Condition: Excellent, good color retention and details, good movement as engineered. Dimensions: 5-0”dia x 2-0”h+-
Excellent Condition- In unused, or like-unused condition. No visual or structural or surface wear or damage shown. Pristine. As good as the day it was made.
Great Condition- Appears in slightly used condition but looks "Like New". Some minor wear, but retains the original craft/workmanship. May show minor wear, that does not affect the main design, or associated motif. No cracks, dents, chips or missing elements.
Good Condition- Minor wear which can be restored or repaired; may have surface flaws, like staining or soiling, confined to a small area. The flaw(s) are counterbalanced by another feature, like brilliant color or innovative design. Some fading or the piece may have been altered in some fashion.
Fair Condition- Main aesthetic/design showing damage. Excessive noticeable wear or damage. Worth buying if can be restored/repaired because of its aesthetic or design appeal or rarity. Note: wear/damage consistent with age/use can often enhance the 'Antique' qualities of a piece, giving it a desirable second chance in one's collection