- Place of Use Continent - North America, Country - Canada, Province / Territory - New Brunswick, Municipality - St. Stephen, Township / District - Charlotte County
- Category Recreational artifacts
- Sub-category Toy
- Department History
- Museum CMH
- Earliest 1930/01/01
- Latest 1939/12/31
- Brand Name / Model 801
- Inscription (on label/sur l'étiquette) HAZELLE'S / Airplane Control / Marionettes. / Pat, NO. 2,11,839 / Made in Kansas City, MO. / T.M. REG, U.S. Pat, off.
- Materials Plastic, Cotton, Wood
- Measurements Height 36.0 cm, Width 12.0 cm, Depth 6.0 cm
- Related activity Puppetry
- Caption Marionette
(Alternate name: String Puppet)
This category of puppet is controlled from above using strings. Marionettes are usually fully articulated, with strings linking the different parts of the body - head, torso, arms, legs - to a hand-held "control". Several different types of controls exist, with various degrees of complexity (vertical, horizontal, angled). Marionettes can be made of a wide range of materials: wood, paper, fabric, foam rubber, etc.
Marionette combining two characters - sometimes more - which are usually placed side by side and attached to the same control. This type of puppet is most often used when similar characters must make identical movements; e.g., a corps de ballet.
A marionette constructed and strung in a way that allows it to perform precise and intricate activities (e.g., juggling, performing complex manoeuvres on a trapeze), or to transform (e.g., when one character changes into another). In the latter case, it should be noted that the term "transformation marionette" can also be used.