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Pull toy

Pull toy

  • Place of origin:

    Poland (possibly, manufactured)
    Hungary (possibly, manufactured)

  • Date:

    1960s (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood

  • Museum number:

    B.6-2006

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Moving Toys Gallery, case 5

Learning to pull toys along helps young children to gain a sense of balance and co-ordination. It provides useful exercise to develop muscles and limbs. Pull-along toys like this goat help children experiment how much force is needed to move toys of different shapes, sizes and weights.

Physical description

A carved and polished wooden goat on wheels. The colour of the goat is light and the wheels are darker. The design is quite simple and stylised. The eyes are indicated by a hole that pierces the head and the front and back legs are each fused together with an axle running through the base of each to which the wheels are attached. A red cord runs from the base of the front 'legs' to a dark wooden ball. This is used to pull the toy along.

Place of Origin

Poland (possibly, manufactured)
Hungary (possibly, manufactured)

Date

1960s (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm, Length: 14 cm, Width: 7 cm, Length: 69.5 cm rope length including ball

Descriptive line

Carved wooden pull-along goat made in Eastern Europe in the 1960s

Labels and date

This carved wooden toy was made in Hungary. Eastern Europe has a long tradition of making wooden pull-along toys. Which animal would you choose for a pull-along toy? []

Production Note

Manufactured in Europe, probably in Poland or Hungary

Materials

Wood

Techniques

Carving

Subjects depicted

Goats (animals)

Categories

Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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