To me she'll always be Torrance, my fish.
She's now over a half century old, and she still squeaks when you squeeze her.
I've only just recently learned that her real name is Cleo, and she was a character in the 1940 Disney film Pinocchio.
I think she came into my life in the early-mid 50s.
She now sits in an honored place next to my desk.
She's about 5" tall and 8" long.
On the bottom,in tiny letters, it says:
© Walt Disney Prod
The Sun Rubber Co.
Barberton, O USA
Ohio's Sun Rubber closed in the mid-70s.
Sun was more than just another rubber company...Peter Pan and Kewpie dolls, footballs, Hippity Hop balls, Disney character toys, trucks, Gerber baby dolls —
all were born at the company founded in 1923. In the 1940s, Sun Rubber created Amosandra, one of the first black dolls ever made.
Today, Sun Rubber toys are highly collectible.
During World War II, employment peaked at around 1,200. Wartime workers made gas masks;
the company even produced a Mickey Mouse gas mask for children.