Hazelle's Airplane Control Marionette, "Teto"
Maker and role
Hazelle Rollins (b.1910, d.1984), Designer
Apr 12 1938
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Fabric, plastic, string, wood
15 x 5" (38.1 x 12.7cm)
Hazelle Rollins received her first patent in 1938 at the age of 28. She was the designer of over 300 string, hand, and finger puppets – and held 4 patents. Her patented “airplane controls” made manipulating her puppets easier and kept the strings from becoming tangled.
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