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Struwelpeter

  • Object:

    Jumping jack

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1983 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Plywood, covered with printed paper and jointed with string, elastic and plastic

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Miss C. G. Goodfellow, Germany. [84/43]

  • Museum number:

    MISC.299-1984

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Moving Toys Gallery, case 2

Physical description

Three plywood pieces covered with printed paper and jointed with string, elastic and plastic. Printed paper in yellow, black, red, blue, green, pink and white. The arms and legs are individually held to the back of the body with red plastic knobs. Between the holes of the arms and of the legs is an elastic band. The red pull cord is knotted to both elastic bands. The cord has a red wood bead at the bottom. When the cord is pulled the arms and legs move up and out.

Place of Origin

Germany (manufactured)

Date

1983 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Plywood, covered with printed paper and jointed with string, elastic and plastic

Dimensions

Height: 23.2 cm

Object history note

Bought at the Heinrich Hoffmann Museum Frankfurt in December 1983

Descriptive line

Struwelpeter Jumping Jack made in Germany in the early 1980s

Labels and date

'Shock-Headed Peter' jumping jack, 1983
This is a famous German children's character, Sruwwelpeter. He had long hair and fingernails. Jumping jacks are also know as patins. []

Materials

Plywood; Paper; String (fiber product); Elastic; Plastic

Techniques

Carving; Printing

Subjects depicted

Jumping jacks

Categories

Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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