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Puppet - Alan Tracy

Alan Tracy

  • Object:

    Puppet

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1965-1966 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Glanville, Christine (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded and painted composition; polyurethane foam; metal; rubber; nylon; leatherette; leather

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Nancy Fletcher

  • Museum number:

    B.266-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Rod puppet of Alan Tracy, a character from the children's television programme Thunderbirds. The puppet has a composition head and body and polyurethane foam legs, on a metal frame, and rubber hands. The figure is dressed in a blue nylon suit with a pale grey leatherette belt and sash with the International Rescue logo on it. There are blue leather boots with card soles. The head is articulated and the eyes and lower lip move. The features are moulded and the hair is blond. A metal rod with a plastic handle and nylon strings is attached.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1965-1966 (made)

Artist/maker

Glanville, Christine (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Moulded and painted composition; polyurethane foam; metal; rubber; nylon; leatherette; leather

Dimensions

Height: 81 cm figure only

Object history note

Bequeathed by Nancy Fletcher (1924-1999), known professionally as Christine Glanville, who worked with Gerry Anderson as a puppeteer.

Descriptive line

Rod puppet of Alan Tracy (Thunderbirds), made in the 1960s by Christine Glanville

Materials

Composition; Polyurethane foam; Nylon; Metal; Leather

Techniques

Moulding; Painting

Subjects depicted

Astronauts

Categories

Children & Childhood; Puppetry; Television

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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