Grey Squirrel – #147
In 1950 Mary Meyer designed a lying Grey Squirrel (#123) for her line of toys. Sitting Grey Squirrel was added in late 1950s or early 1960 to take the place of the original Squirrel. #147 Grey Squirrel which was a comical Squirrel was added. We also added a Black/White Skunk that was similar in design to the new Squirrel. Both Squirrel & Skunk were only average sellers.
This Squirrel was made with a lighter Grey plush from Baxter, Kelly & Faust from their mill in Philadelphia, Pa. and stuffed with shredded foam rubber. The eyes and tongue were felt and the nose was a White pompon with a satin neck-ribbon. The tail was made of a medium length Grey plush that gave the effect of a bushy tail for the Squirrel.
This Squirrel design was quite similar to the Black and White Skunk design created about the same time.