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Toy monkey - Jacko


  • Object:

    Toy monkey

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1940-1949 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Leach's Knitted Toys (manufacturer)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs G Warren

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This toy monkey was probably made for the donors brother in the 1940s. It was made from a mass-produced instruction pack called Leach's Knitted Toys. This design was No. 130 in the series, and contained a knitting pattern for the monkey toy.

The toy is called Jacko and he is has a dark brown body and red claws. His ears and tail have been sewn onto the body, which has been stuffed with kapok. Jacko is wearing a pair of pajamas made from blue and white striped cotton.

Physical description

This monkey was handmade of dark brown and cream wool. The claws are embroidered in red wool and the facial features are embroidered with black wool. He has two ears sewn to the back of his head and he has a long tail. He is wearing a pair of pyjamas of dark blue and white striped cotton material. The toy is stuffed with kapok.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1940-1949 (made)


Leach's Knitted Toys (manufacturer)


Height: 40 cm monkey toy

Object history note

This toy was probably made for the donors brother, John Champness, born 1939.

Descriptive line

knitted toy monkey 'Jacko' and booklet, English, 1940-1949

Production Note

The instruction booklet was mass produced but the toy was then handmade at home, mixing two different types of production


Kapok; Wool


Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood; Soft toys


Museum of Childhood

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