The Educated Monkey is a smiley way for youngsters of all ages to learn their times tables. He’s a foolproof mechanical multiplier – with articulated feet on any two numbers, his hands will frame the product.
The original Educated Monkey was named Consul, and was originally produced from 1916 – 1918 by the Educational Novelty Co, Ohio USA. This is a loving enameled tinplate reproduction.
Consul was a cigarette smoking superstar of stage and screen at the turn of the 20th century. He starred in his own 1909 movie titled ” Consul Crosses The Atlantic” On stage, he would eat wiith a knife and fork at a table, ride a little bicycle, and would throw things at blonde women. He was famously fond of dark haired women.
The cult of the monkey continued in the 21st century – a very groovy Swedish electro band took their name from the little red monkey.