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Puppet - Parker


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1965-1966 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Glanville, Christine (makers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded composition; polyurethane foam; metal; nylon; leather; balsa wood

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Nancy Fletcher

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Marionette puppet of Parker, a character from the children's television programme Thunderbirds. The puppet has a composition head and polyurethane foam body, mounted on a metal frame. The figure is dressed in a grey nylon suit with striped trousers, a white shirt, stiff collar with black bow tie, and black leather shoes with balsa wood soles. There is a silver metal watch chain across the waist front. The head is articulated and the eyes and lower lip move. The features are moulded with particularly bushy eyebrows and the hair is grey. Nylon strings are attached to the head, arms and legs and joined to wood and metal struts which move the figure.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1965-1966 (made)


Glanville, Christine (makers)

Materials and Techniques

Moulded composition; polyurethane foam; metal; nylon; leather; balsa wood


Height: 79 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

Marionette puppet of Parker (Thunderbirds), made in the 1960s by Christine Glanville


Composition; Polyurethane; Nylon; Metal; Balsa




Children & Childhood; Television; Puppetry


Museum of Childhood

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