A set of model teeth made of plastic with wind up mechanism; and with a white box showing an image of teeth and faces of laughing children in red with the words "Amazing! Yakity-Yak Talking Teeth" in blue. Side reads "They walk, they talk, they're alive!"
These wind-up teeth were designed by Marvin Glass & Associates, and made by H. Fishlove and Co. around 1950. They were donated by the manufacturer along with over two hundred other toys from the company's collection.
Chicago was home to the nation's leading toy companies throughout the 20th century. Marvin Glass & Associates was founded in 1941 and developed new toy ideas for manufacturers like Hasbro and Milton Bradley that included classics such as Mr. Machine, Mousetrap, Operation, Lite Brite as well as wind-up chattering teeth. Glass passed away in 1979 and was posthumously inducted into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame in 1984.