Hand Puppet - McTavish, Lamont Puppets, circa 1960s-1970s Object Reg. No: HT 733

McTavish hand puppet made by Lamont Puppets, circa 1960s-1970s. Lamont Puppets was a South Yarra based company which operated during the 1960s and 1970s. The puppets, which included both hand puppets and marionettes, were sold throughout Australia as well as in the USA, Europe and the pacific. Hand puppets were produced for younger children as the were easier to operate and had no strings to tangle.
Hand puppet with a round wooden head with painted features on a wooden rod. Tartan cloth body with pink cloth hands. Brown woollen hair covered with green felt tam o'shanter with red trim. White cloth manufacturers label sewn inside.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 24.50 cm (Height), 7.50 cm (Width), 20.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: civic mementoes, souvenirs, toys, games, keepsakes, scottish communities, scottish cultural activities, puppets, cultural stereotypes, tartan
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Childhood & Youth Collection, Cultural Diversity Collection, Leisure Collection, Objects & Cultural Stereotypes in Museum Victoria Collections
Primary Classification: GAMES & TOYS
Secondary Classification: Puppets
Tertiary Classification: hand
Manufacturer: Lamont Puppets, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960s-1970s


Bianca Lentini Posted on 20 Aug 2011 2:06 PM
My name is Bianca Lentini and I'm completing my Honours Degree in Visual Communication of Artists and Designers from the Dandenong Ranges, in which I have had the opportunity to actually interview Axel Axelrad who was the creator and designer of the Lamont Puppets. I was wondering if you had any information about the exhibiton that had his puppets as I'm completing a book and thesis.

Thank-you very much for your time.
Teresa Posted on 08 Sep 2011 4:26 PM
I do have one of his hand puppets in excellent condition if anyone is interested in it.
Douglas Fussell Posted on 07 Mar 2015 3:27 PM
Hello ,My wife and I had up market toy shops in Brisbane between 1968-1990.During that time we continually sold Mr. Axelrad`s puppets.He was a delight to deal with and went out of his way to devise ways retailers could display his puppets.The DoDo string vpuppet was a great seller.Thankyou Douglas and Leith Fussell[Kamd K Creative Toys][

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