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    Posted 10 years ago

    JimLinderman
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    Textbook authentic wear and alligatored paint on this folk art dog pull toy. Not shown is a tack on his neck, by the yellow leash, for a string. Depression era make-do toy? 8" long, 7" tall. Possible this was a craft project with a template sold (or shown) in a home craftsman or popular mechanics type publication. (See notes, as a brilliant follower provides information on what this toy actually is!)

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    1. Manikin Manikin, 10 years ago
      Hi Jim
      I believe your wonderful dog is factory made . The painting says factory to me so I took a chance and found 2 similar by Kraft Toy Co . Love him
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-TOY-KRAFT-SCOTTIE-DOG-1930S-FOLK-ART-PRIMITIVE-PULL-TOY-/110716027132
      another
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-TOY-KRAFT-WOOD-PIG-1930S-FOLK-ART-PRIMITIVE-PULL-TOY-SOOO-CUTE-/110716029090?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c73088a2
      The painting of eyes is same as well as construction . I did not find a dog but what do you think ? I think your might be a bear not a dog ?
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-TOY-KRAFT-1920S-WOOD-EASTER-BUNNY-CART-Pull-Toy-PRIMITIVE-FOLK-ART-/110700126189?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19c63ddfed
    2. Manikin Manikin, 10 years ago
      He is a dog you were right here he is
      http://www.antiquetoycollections.info/proddetail.asp?prod=TK31&cat=81
    3. JimLinderman JimLinderman, 10 years ago
      That's GREAT, and there he is. I had the date right! Hilarious. I was thinking it was a template toy...built at home but from a diagram and instructions commonly available from hobbyist magazines of the era. Good Work!
    4. Manikin Manikin, 10 years ago
      Glad we found him and know who made him also . He is a treasure I love old toys :-) Thanks for sharing him with us .
    5. Manikin Manikin, 10 years ago
      The Toy Kraft Company
      Wooster, Ohio
      1916 – 1950

      By 1927, the company was shipping over a million colorful wooden toys a year around the country. In the 1940’s Toy Kraft introduced a cheaper cardboard material in their toy production which effected the quality of their toys. Toy Kraft’s earlier toys can be identified by a white sticker that reads “Duckartoys Toy-Kraft Toys.” Their later toys are identified by a square sticker that reads “The Toy-Kraft Co. Studios” and then “Toy-Kraft, Inc. Wooster.” Toy Kraft’s original toys were made with ponderosa pine and included lead-based oil paints.

      In 1940’s the company was sold to Bauer Manufacturing Company and in 1950, the company filed for bankruptcy. A Wooster, Ohio company is currently reproducing Toy Kraft’s designs – but they have to use different wood, white pine, plywood and fiberboard, since ponderosa pine is no longer available. Reproduction toys have the later sticker “Toy-Kraft, Inc. Wooster”.

      For more information on Toy Kraft, visit Old Wood Toys at: http://www.oldwoodtoys.com/toy_kraft2.htm.
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 6 years ago
      this is sooo cute!

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