|Robert - A Comical Policeman, from 1912. Created by John Hassall who was a celebrated illustrator, graphic artist and poster designer. All of his mascots are signed Hassall. He also created the Airman character shown in the Action Mascots section of this site. |
The facial expressions can be altered by moving his helmet. This is achieved by loosening a small screw on top of his head. The body is nickel plated bronze or brass some patanated and with a registration number 611941 on the bottom of the base. Shown to be made of bronze in the 1922 catalogue for the retailer S Smith & Sons Cricklewood London NW2, however the Gamages of London catalogue for the early 1920s also shows this mascot priced at 19/6 and made in Brass with a nickel plated finish.