Bactrian Camel with Boy Rider (Britains Zoo 953)
From The Brighton Toy and Model Index
Bactrian Camel with Boy Rider (Britains Zoo 953)Camel with Boy Rider (i)
A painted hollowcast lead (two-humped) Bactrian Camel, from the Britains Zoo range, probably pre-war, catalogue number 953.
- " This camel is tamed by a boy who is wearing a sailor suit: his jacket is blue, his shorts are white and his shoes are black. On his head we can notice a blue hat typical for sailors. The camel is peaceful and on its nose we can see a black muzzle. "
1940 catalogue description
- " Camels are very docile when trained, and it is a common sight at Zoological Gardens to see them giving pleasure rides to the younger folk. "