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Kangaroo, pull-along toy, wood/ metal, maker unknown, Australia, 1930-1960

Made in Australia, Oceania, 1930-1960.

Kangaroo, pull-along toy, wood/metal, maker unknown, Australia, 1930-1960.
Wooden pull-along toy with a kangaroo mounted on a green painted platform with four red wheels and metal hub-caps. It has a fixed carved head with a brown joey’s head peeping out from a pouch. The legs and tail are articulated. They move via a rod attached to the rear axle of the platform, while the arms move freely. When pulled, the kangaroo moves up and down as if it is hopping. The kangaroo is painted brown with a yell...

Summary

Object No.

99/4/8

Physical Description

Kangaroo, pull-along toy, wood/metal, maker unknown, Australia, 1930-1960.
Wooden pull-along toy with a kangaroo mounted on a green painted platform with four red wheels and metal hub-caps. It has a fixed carved head with a brown joey's head peeping out from a pouch. The legs and tail are articulated. They move via a rod attached to the rear axle of the platform, while the arms move freely. When pulled, the kangaroo moves up and down as if it is hopping. The kangaroo is painted brown with a yellow stomach and the face has traces of yellow and pink paint. There are no features left on the face. The ears are pink on the underside and brown on top.

Dimensions

Height

180 mm

Depth

120 mm

Production

Notes

The kangaroo was most likely made in Australia.

Date of manufacture.

Made

1930-1960

History

Notes

Donated by the National Trust's Museum of Australian Childhood by the Thyne Reid Foundation.

Owned

National Trust of Australia

Source

Credit Line

Gift of the National Trust of Australia, NSW, 1999

Acquisition Date

12 January, 1999

Cite this Object

Harvard

Kangaroo, pull-along toy, wood/ metal, maker unknown, Australia, 1930-1960 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 January 2018, <https://ma.as/167247>

Wikipedia

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