Mattel Wind Up Toy Pressed Tin Litho Musical Man On The Flying Trapeze
Mattel Inc, Wind Up Toy, 1950s, Pressed Steel, Litho, Great Colours, Musical Man On The Flying Trapeze, He Floats Through The Air With The Greatest Of Ease, A Mattel Music Maker Toy, Made In Los Angeles, California, Clown's Body, Arms, Head and Shoes are Plastic, Legs are Cloth, Jacket Is Felt.
Plays The Original Tune, Whirling Twirling Action, Greatest Musical Acrobat On Earth.
Mattel was Founded In 1945 By Elliot and Ruth Handler. The Youngest Of Ten Children Of Polish Immigrants, Ruth was a Secretary For Paramount Pictures In Los Angeles when She Married Elliot Handler, an Industrial Engineer. Handler Started Out Designing Light Fixtures But Soon Began Making Furniture To Sell Out Of His Garage. The Business attracted Four Partners and Quickly Rose To Become a $2 Million Enterprise Making Giftware and Costume Jewellery. By 1945 Elliot Handler Grew Restless and wanted a New Business approach To Remain Competitive In The Fast-Changing Postwar World. Handler's Plans Led To a Dispute with His Partners and He Sold His Interest In The Company at a Loss. Meanwhile, also In 1945, Ruth Hooked Up with an Old Friend, Harold "Matt" Matson, and They Started Mattel Creations, with Elliot Designing Products. The Name Mattel was Formed By Combining Matson's Last Name with Handler's First Name.
Item Code - TOYL7A247SPA
Width: 6 3/4" Height: 17" Depth: 7 7/8" Weight: 459 g
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