*made by Twist Um Toys in Oakland, California between 1922 and 1932. *Twistum toys were patented June 29, 1920. *research on the Web states that this was the first dinosaur toy made For your consideration I am offering a wonderful old dinosaur toy. It is marked Twistum on a paper label. The following includes information specific to this toy and about the Twistum Toy Company. *The Twistum Toy Factory made high quality, acrobatic toy animals, made of wood and wood composition sections that were molded under heat and pressure. *Although I have read they were painted, this one appears to have heavy paper applied first. Additionally, it has red beads on the neck and tail, whereas I have seen others do not. *Although he has some missing paper / paint, his colors are very vibrant *Research indicates that piano wire spring anchors the parts in swival joints and allows countless poses and tricks and makes the Twistums very twistable and durable. *This guys joints appear to function well. He is 17" long when fully extended and weighs .62 pounds.