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