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TOY

LIMBER JACK: IS A WOODEN DOLL WITH A STICK IN ITS BACK AND LIMBER
PEGGED JOINTS TO ALLOW IT TO MOVE FREELY. THE STICK IS HELD BY
THE PERSON, WHILE HE SITS ON A FLEXIBLE BOARD. THE DOLL'S FEET
REST ON THE BOARD SO THAT WHEN THE PERSON TAPS ON THE BOARD THE DOLL
JUMPS WITH RHYTHM. THIS IS DONE TO MUSIC SO THAT THE DOLL APPEARS
TO BE DANCING.

Submitter comment: I SAW LIMBER JACKS BEING MADE AT THE SECOND ANNUAL FOLK CRAFTS
FESTIVAL ON JUNE 17, 1972 IN NASHVILLE, BY:
MR. & MRS. EVERETT BROCK, JR.
COLLINS RIVER WOOD CRAFT
(PRICE $4)

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING ERRORS WERE CORRECTED

Where learned: PEABODY COLLEGE

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Toy

Date learned: 06-00-1972

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