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August: Jacko


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Figure of the Month
August 2004: Jacko

Figure Name:   Jacko

Date Created: 1939-1941   Created by: George and Glenn McElroy

Used by: W.S. Berger

Special Features: moving mouth, simultaneously curling upper and lower lips, stick-out tongue, sniffing nose, eyes move in all directions, crossing eyes, one winking eye, moving eyebrows, wiggling ears, dyed rabbit fur

1. Jacko is the official mascot of our sister website, the Vent Haven Convention website.  
2. Jacko was the favorite figure of Berger's wife Josephine.
3. The upper lip of Jacko was  made from a lady's kid glove.
4. At first Berger simply called Jacko the Mechanical Monkey.
5. The McElroys repaired Jacko in 1974.
6. Berger had Jacko made to be used with the hurdy gurdy in an organ grinder act.
7. Jacko's thumb was damaged in transit from Cincinnati to Louisville when he was displayed at the 1954 IBV convention.
8. "Jacko" is the proper spelling for this figure. It was originally misspelled "Jocko" in the 1974 museum catalog.
9. Jacko is 36 inches in length and is made of plastic wood.
10. Berger purchased Jacko for $125. He paid for the figure in five monthly installments of $25 each.
11. Jacko is on display in Building One of the museum and thus is not visible in any of the Quicktime Virtual Pans on this website.

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