Posted 6 years ago
Hello CW friends!!
My wife totally surprised me and gifted me with this wonderful vintage cast iron Dachshund boot scraper on Christmas day. She said that she had seen me admiring this boot scraper, in an old local antique shop, on a couple of occasions and decided to make it my Christmas gift.
She couldn't have done any better, as far as Christmas gifts go. I love this big fellow!! He's over 21" long, stands 7 1/2" tall and is 7 1/2 inches at his widest point. He's solid and weighs in at a whopping 27 lbs!!! So, you wouldn't want to stub you toe on this guy.
I do not know the age or make of this boot scraper, but perhaps one of you may be able to tell me a bit about him and approximately how old he is. So far, based on web searches, I believe this big fellow was made around 1930 or so.
He still retains quite a bit of his original paint, even the original red paint inside his mouth remains. Though a lot of his original paint is not all there, he still looks great to me.
Thanks everyone for stopping to have a look at my Dachshund boot scraper!!