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Twin rattle - manipulative toy and rattle.

manipulative toy and rattle.

  • Object:

    Twin rattle

  • Place of origin:

    Amsterdam (made)

  • Date:

    © 1980; 1993 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rylands, Patrick (designer)
    Europlastic (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded plastic; in original card box

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Babies Gallery, case 1 []

Physical description

1. twin rattle; moulded yellow plastic; two discs each with teeth and held together with a band of matching plastic fitting from the centre of one to the centre of the other. The teeth appear to act as cogs as the discs move around each other on the internal band. Each has a black 'smiling' face decorating it and as they turn they gently rattle. Classified as a manipulative toy. Paper label attached to the back of one disc.
2. box; original; card printed in colours to show photographs of the toy and a child playing with it together with details and trademarks and the information that it is designed for babies aged 6 months and up.
3. leaflet; printed in colours to show a range of toys by the same makers

Place of Origin

Amsterdam (made)


© 1980; 1993 (made)


Rylands, Patrick (designer)
Europlastic (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Moulded plastic; in original card box

Marks and inscriptions

box with a circle and triangle above to form the shape of a figure; trademark ambi toys

Object history note

References: numbered E140; price £3.50.

Bought by the donor as good examples of the designer's work; there are other examples of his work in the collection. Good examples of toys designed for children aged under six months.

Descriptive line

Twin Rattle; Dutch; 1993


Museum of Childhood

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