Tropical Flower, The Lynch Bros, Finch Hand Puppets
These last two dozen designs include highly specialized comic and exotic puppets and some
two-handed puppets. The puppeteer who has come this far is ready to exercise his own
ingenuity, and so in most cases complete construction details are not
73.TROPICAL FLOWER HAND PUPPET
It looks like a potted plant, as shown above, but should some curious puppet put his head close to sniff its perfume, he will find himself quickly locked in a vise of quivering leaves. The pot is cardboard, open at the bottom. The paper leaves are attached to the fingers of a garden glove painted green, which the operator thrusts up through the pot, as shown opposite, C.
74,75.THE LYNCH BROS. HAND PUPPETS
This song-and-dance team are sleeve puppets with articulated legs. The heads are of balsa wood, the hands made of foam rubber, carved with sharp scissors. The wooden legs are jointed at thigh and knee, and with some practice they can be made to tap-dance quite expertly along the playboard, see A.
76.FINCH HAND PUPPET
Finch is a fully articulated free doll, B, the tipsy member of the trio, who is carried about by the other two; propped up, he teeters, staggers and falls, hopelessly confusing their vaudeville routines.