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Doll - Angela


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1950 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Roddy Dolls (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plastic, mohair, wool, satin

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs N. E. Oldman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    20th Century, Room 76, case 7 []

Physical description

Doll with hard plastic reverse socket head and chubby straight limbed body; plastic blue sleeping eyes, moulded curly hair covered with blond mohair. Injection moulded cellulose acetate. Body type is chubby toddler.

Dressed as a ballerina in red gauze, satin and net, dress, shoes, panties and wire bound [bead/head?] dress, trimmed with sequins. Crocheted white wool with green wool edgings bonnet and dress.

Place of Origin

England (manufactured)


ca. 1950 (manufactured)


Roddy Dolls (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Plastic, mohair, wool, satin


Height: 11 in, Height: 3 in head

Object history note

Passed on to donor's daughter by donor's niece (by marriage) Maureen Haylock (born 1933). RP 1927/85.

Descriptive line

Hard plastic Roddy doll dressed as a ballerina made in England by D.G Todd & Co in about 1950

Labels and date

Designed and made by D.G Todd & Co in Southport, Lancashire
Great Britain, 1949-53
Injection moulded cellulose acetate
Given by Mrs. N. Oldman

The manufacture of toys virtually halted during the War,
after which it took a couple of years to re-tool for toy
production. In the intervening period, great strides in the
development of new materials had occurred which would
revolutionize the toy industry. Interestingly the bulk of
British toy production in the late 1940s was at
government behest aimed at the export market. []


Plastic; Mohair; Wool; Satin


Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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