I have a super soft spot for these old acrobatic squeeze toys, and this old one is the real deal and about my favorite I've seen. Pull the ends together at the base of the handle with the right pressure and he'll do a handstand, flip all the way over, or assume a few positions in between! Hard to beat that yellow costume with red polka dots, clown hat and booties, and then stippled black hair and red crosses for his eyes--perfectly offset by the great green of the handle.
The string may have been replaced at some point. There is a chip to the surface of the wood at the end of his nose on one side and to the tip of his hat on one side, pretty minor. Otherwise, all the better for the wear, and his arms and legs remain well attached. Overall 16 1/2" tall x 4 1/4" wide x 1" deep; clown himself 10 1/2" tall x 2 1/2" widest.