Sunday, November 15, 2015

Pull the String!

Face of a 1930s Gibson diecut black cat character with typical font styling

A cool black cat from Gibson (circa 1930s) that follows the character design of many of their table decoration sets. In this instance the large diecut is an articulated hanging paper decoration --- a string would attach to slots (not visible) in the rear of the limbs and create motion when the "tail-end" string was repeatedly pulled downward and released. This particular example fortunately escaped any damage from excessive teasing... though i do wonder if the visibly missing tail was simply the string or a representational tail missing from the diecut? 

The cat says --- pull my tail and watch me jump! (Jointed paper toy by Gibson 1930s)

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