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Jumping jack in box: acrobat

Object Number: 
1932.135
Date: 
ca. 1876
Medium: 
Wood, cardboard, string
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 3 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 8.3 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on waistband of acrobat: "PAT JUNE 11 '72" written: in ink on crossbar of frame: "S. H. C. Jr. / 1876 / N. Y. City"
Description: 
Jumping jack with lithographed cardboard figure of an acrobat with limbs jointed at shoulder and hip suspended from string within wooden frame; acrobat jumps over the string when lower portion of the frame is compressed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Sydney H. Carney, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group