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The Shawnee Pottery Company in Zanesville, Ohio produced this pie bird likely as a premium for the Pillsbury Flour Company. Pie birds were placed in the center of a pie prior to baking. The bird allowed steam to escape, preventing the pie from boiling over. Effie Montgomery Kelley of Ottawa, Kansas owned this pie bird.

Creator: Shawnee Pottery Company
Date: between 1939 and 1950

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Item Number: 222422
KSHS Identifier: 1975.28.43

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