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Rabbits - Tokyo Plaything Shokai, Metal, Wind-Up, Japan, circa 1950s Object Reg. No: HT 18969

Summary:
Metal wind-up toy of large rabbit followed by three smaller rabbits. Made by TPS (Tokyo Plaything Shokai).
Used and owned by Bill Boyd in the 1950s.
The William Boyd Childhood Collection includes most of the childhood possessions of William (Bill) Boyd, who was born in 1947 and raised in the Victorian town of Maryborough. Kept by Lillian Boyd (Bill's mother) for decades, upon her death the Collection was donated by Bill to the former Museum of Childhood at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. When the Museum of Childhood closed it was transferred to Museum Victoria.
Description:
'Train' of four Rabbits, metal, articulated. Large white and blue front rabbit with rubber ears and clockwork mechanism (enclosed) with key. Followed by three smaller rabbits coloured yellow, pink and blue.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 38 mm (Height), 83 mm (Width), 305 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions of larger rabbit only: W: 83mm; H: 38mm; D: 94mm. Dimensions of single small rabbit: W: 41mm; H: 32mm; D: 52mm.

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Tagged with: toys, rabbits, making history - william boyd childhood
Themes this item is part of: William Boyd Childhood Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Animal Toys
Tertiary Classification: mechanical
Inscriptions: On back of large rabbit: T.P.S. / MADE IN JAPAN.
Past Owner: Edith Cowan University Museum of Childhood, Churchlands, Western Australia, Australia, 1992-2008
User: Mr William Boyd, Maryborough, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950s

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