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Soft toy elephant

Soft toy elephant

  • Date:

    1908-1912 (manufactured)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stitched and stuffed tweed plush

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Winifred May Le Roy

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A fully jointed, head and all four legs, soft toy elephant, grey in colour. The tweed mohair is very worn in places particularly on the head, trunk and front legs. The head and body are stuffed with kapok and the legs more sturdily with wood wool. This stuffing has shifted somewhat especially at the tops of the front legs. There is a tail sewn on a t the back of the body with dark grey wool ends. The trunk is very long and there are two tusks of cream felt on either side. The ears are large and floppy and are sewn onto the sides of the head. The eyes are two brown thread covered raised buttons. There are remains of brown wool toe markings on the feet.


1908-1912 (manufactured)

Materials and Techniques

Stitched and stuffed tweed plush


Height: 25 cm maximum standing, Length: 31 cm

Object history note

The donor was born Winifred May Reitlinger on 31 May 1904 in London, the youngest of seven children. The elephant was a gift from an aunt.

Descriptive line

Tweed plush soft toy elephant made about 1910

Production Note

Probably made by a leading soft toy manufacturer in either England or Germany

Reason For Production: Retail


Tweed; Excelsior; Kapok; Felt; Wool


Stitching; Stuffing

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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