Circa: 1970 Condition: used Size: 4 inches tall Color: black, white Country of Origin: United Kingdom Manufacturer: Homepride, Amgelt
This is an original Homepride Fred pie vent, pie bird or pie funnel from England that was available during the 1970s by mail in England with a coupon from Homepride bread. The figural pie funnel, of the character Homepride Fred is from the ads for Homepride bread and flour. Homepride Fred is made of glazed ceramic, measures 4 inches high and has a hole in the top of his hat to let out steam. The pie funnel or pie vent is in excellent condition in his original box. Pie birds were developed in the 1500s to release steam from a baking pie so the filling didn't boil over. He is SOOO cute! And in excellent condition with a cheeky grin!