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Very Early Wonky Toy

Wooden hands This picture shows the early hands made from carved wood with no fingers used on puppets in late 1947/1948. The wrist joint is two simple screw eyes. The construction is one piece of wood.

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Early large Lead hands

This picture shows the early large lead hands with closed fingers used on SM puppets in the late 40's.

Notice how one part of the wrist joint is part of the hand and the other part is a simple screw eye.
The construction is one solid piece.

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Early large Composite hands

This picture shows the early large composite hands with closed fingers used on SM puppets in the late 40's and early 50's. Very much like the later version but the thumb is more prominent when viewed from the palm, also the fingers from the side have a slight bend.
Both parts of the wrist are simple eyes.

The construction is one solid piece.

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Early Small Flat Lead hands

This picture shows the early small flat lead hands  which show no fingers used on SM, SS and LS puppets in the late 40's.

The wrist joint is a screw eye into the hand and the wrist another screw eye into the wooden forearm or tied with waxed string.

The construction is one solid piece.

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Early Composite Open hands

This picture shows the early large composite hands with open fingers used some puppets such as Noddy in the late 40's and early 50's.

The wrist joint is a simple screw eye into the hand then tied on with waxed string.

The construction is one solid piece.

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Early Composite Open hands

This picture shows the early large composite hands with bulbous open fingers used on some puppets in the late 40's and early 50's.

The wrist joint is a simple screw eye into the hand then tied on with waxed string.

The construction is one solid piece.

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Plastic Open hands

This picture shows the later large plastic hands with open fingers used on some puppets from the early 70's onwards. These are caramel in colour taken being from an SS Indian Girl, they are also made in pink, green, grey and white

The wrist joint is moulded as part of the hand and the wrist is a simple screw eye into wooden dowel forearm.

The construction is one solid piece.

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Later Large Composite hands

This picture shows the later large composite hands with closed fingers used on some puppets from the 50's onwards. Very much like the early version but the thumb is less prominent when viewed from the palm, also the fingers from the side are straight.

The wrist joint is a screw eye into the hand and the wrist is a simple screw eye into wooden dowel forarm or tied wax string.

The construction is one solid piece.

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Later Small Composite hands

This picture shows the later small composite hands with closed fingers used on some puppets from the early 50's onwards.

The wrist joint is a screw eye into the hand and screw eye into wooden dowel forearm.

The construction is one solid piece.

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Solid Three Finger Composite hands

This picture shows the standard three finger hands used on several puppets from the early 60's on. These hands have three moulded lines down the back and were used on Disney characters.

The wrist joint tied wax string through to the palm.

The construction is one solid piece.

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Disney Early Large Composite hands (Left)

This picture shows the early Disney composite hands with open fingers used on some puppets up to the early 60's. The early Disney hands have three black lines painted on the back

The wrist joint is a screw eye into the hand and the wrist is tied wax string.

The construction is one solid piece.

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Disney Early Large Composite hands (Right)

This picture shows the early Disney composite hands with open fingers used on some puppets up to the early 60's. The early Disney hands have three black lines painted on the back

The wrist joint is a screw eye into the hand and the wrist is tied wax string.

The construction is one solid piece.

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Early Baby Bimbo Composite hands (Left)

This picture shows the early composite hands with open fingers used the early Baby Bimbo.

The wrist joint tied wax string through to the palm.

The construction is one solid piece.

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Early Baby Bimbo Composite hands (Right)

This picture shows the early composite hands with open fingers used the early Baby Bimbo.

The wrist joint tied wax string through to the palm.

The construction is one solid piece.

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Hollow Three Finger Composite hands

This picture shows the composite hands with three open fingers used in 1963 on the Elephant.

The wrist joint tied wax string through to the palm.

The construction is hollow with the hole covered by painted tape.

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Early Snake Charmer hands

This picture shows the early composite hands used on the first version of the Snake Charmer.

Both parts of the wrist are simple eyes.

The construction is one solid piece.

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Simple Wood Disc hands

This picture shows the wooden disc hands used on some late simple Junior Control Puppets.

The wrist is waxed string.

The construction is a wooden disc.

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