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Jumping jack

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, made)

  • Date:

    1930-1939 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs P. Massey-Stewart, England 1930 [83/2258]

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Moving Toys Gallery, case 2

Physical description

Wooden Jumping Jack with round yellow body with three red circles, a blue conical hat, green arms and legs with a red circle on each, red cheeks and mouth painted on. White collar resembles that of a clown. The red dots are stuck on. A piece of string which is not original operates the toy when pulled.

Place of Origin

England (probably, made)


1930-1939 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Wood, painted


Length: 15.9 cm, Width: 11.5 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Jumping Jack made in the 1930s


Wood; String (fiber product); String (fiber product)


Carving; Painting


Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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