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J. Chein & Co.
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by Richard Mueller

J. Chein and Company
New York, New York
1903-1987


J. Chein and Company was founded by a one-armed, one-time Vaudeville performer Julius Chein in his Manhattan loft. The companys first productions were metal stamped small toys, including the small tin prize found in the then new Cracker Jack candies. Over the years, in addition to metal toys, Chein produced toy musical instruments, sand pails, tin automobiles, noisemakers and also a line of Nifty toys sold by George Borgfeldt and Company, just to name a few. Mr. Chein became known as an early innovator and creator of metal lithographed toys. They continued to produce toys until the 1970s when, under new direction, started producing tin wastebaskets.

In 1987, the company was sold to Atlantic Products, at which time, the name was changed to Atlantic Cheinco. The company filed for bankruptcy in 1992.

Krazy Kat
c. 1930
7"H x 2"W
$450 - $600

Krazy Kat Express
1932
12"L x 5"H x 4.25"W
$1500 - $2000

Squeaky Ignatz Cycle
Rider #603
c. 1932
7L x 9.25H x 5W
$1500 - $2000

Felix Chasing Mice
c. 1926
8L x 6H x 4W
$900 - $1200

Junior Truck #220
Estimated 1920
8.25L x 3.5H x 3.5W
$240 - $320

Broadway
c. 1926
8.25L x 4.25H x 2.5W
$240 - $320

Rabbit Cart
Estimated 1955
8L x 5.25H x 4W
$150 - $200

Hay Cart #162
c. 1955
7.5L x 5.75H x 3.5W
$120 - $160

Bunny Cart
Estimated 1955
11.5L x 7.5H x 4.5W
$180 - $240

Wheelbarrow #82
c. 1950
6.75L x 5.5H x 2.5W
$120-$160

Egg Cart #161
c. 1955
8L x 5H x 4W
$150 - $200

Rabbit
Estimated 1960
5L x 5.5H x 3W
$120 - $160

Rabbit Cart
1935
7.5"L x 7.75"H x 3.5"W
$180 - $240

Rabbit Cart #97
c. 1935
8L x 7.75H x 3.5W
$180 - $240

Rabbit and Cart #176
c. 1958
10.5L x 7.5L x 5W
$150 - $200

Rabbit Egg Cart
Estimated 1935
9"L x 8"H x 4"W
$180 - $240

Hay Carts
c. 1957
11L x 5.25H x 5W
$200 - $250

Egg Cart #161
c. 1956
$150 - $200

Bunny Egg Cart
c. 1940
6.25L x 5.25H x 3W
$150 - $200

Jumping Rabbit #79
c. 1920
5.5L x 2.5H x 2.25W
$150 - $200

Tin Alligator Hula
Dancer with Box
c. 1950
15"L x 3.5"H x 3.5"W
$300 - $400

Sand Duck #46
c. 1930
8L x 5H x 3.5W
$150 - $200

Duck on Wheels #101
c. 1936
8L x 5H x 3.5W
$120 - $160

Rooster Cart
Estimated 1955
7.5L x 3.75H x 3.25W
$120 - $160

Chick #181
c. 1950
6.25L x 3.5H x 2W
$120 - $160

Sand Boat
Estimated 1940
$180-$240

Greyhound Lines
9"L x 2.75"H x 2.25"W

"Evelyn" Tin Boat
c. 1910-1920
10"L x 2"H x 3"W

Tin Boat #32 - Evelyn
c. 1950
10"L x 8.75"H x 2.1"W
$150 - $180

Man in Boat
c. 1910 - 1920
10"L x 3.5"H x 8.6"W

Duck & Froggie Sandbox
Set No. 49
c. 1955
8.5"L x 11"H x 2.5"W
$80 - $120

1909 Advertisement

1932 Catalog