HC&M: Holgate #301 "Walking Animal, Dog", with shoestring

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Name Holgate #301 "Walking Animal, Dog", with shoestring
Catalog ID HCM5382
Year circa 1930-1933
Description C-M Walk toy, believed to have been made by Holgate Bros. for the Wallie Dorr Company, prior to Holgate fully launching their own toy line. This example has stiff front legs, moderate paint wear to edges, the pull-string replaced with a shoe lace, and streaks of white primer showing due to wear from the front legs. Slight crack where the pin for the front legs passes through the body, which is very common.

The legs must swing independently for the toy to properly walk, so the front legs need to be loosened before it can be operated.
Added 2022-02-14 16:35:37 (updated 2022-05-15 11:44:57)