Rag-and-bone man, with horse and cart, once a common sight on British streets. He would call out Rag n' Bone Rag n' Bone and collect just those things and lived off the proceeds he could sell on. They still exist but now use vans and lorries
1970s CBC show Tales From the Riverbank. Hammy Hamster: quiet and a bit naive. The baby of the cast. His best friend was Matty Mouse. He was nervous and cautious but the responsible one of the trio. Finally was GP Guinea Pig, the show stealer. GP was the real star of the show. Eccentric, vain and adventurous, GP’s inventions and ideas were most often responsible for the plot developments of each episode.