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Hustler Toy Corporation/Frantz ca. 1920’s Wooden Pull Toy Watchdog Dog in Dog House *SOLD*

Hustler Toy Corporation/Frantz ca. 1920’s Wooden Pull Toy Watchdog Dog in Dog House 

This piece is a ca. 1920s wooden pull toy watchdog in a doghouse manufactured by Hustler Toy Corporation of Sterling, Illinois. 

When pulled the chained-up watchdog moves in and out of his doghouse. The base is lithographed tin, the pull cord is original, and the wheels are wood as is the dog and his house. 

This piece is in good all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 11 ¼”L. We encourage you to examine the photographs to further determine the condition and quality.   



A brief history of Frantz Manufacturing Company/Hustler Toy Corporation of Sterling, Illinois: 

The Frantz Manufacturing Company was started in 1909 by Peter Frantz. In 1925, Hustler Toy Company was created as a subsidiary of Frantz Manufacturing, to implement this change, on some toys they simply added new decals for Hustler and the decals of this period can be found with the Hustler decal over the Frantz logos. In the late 1920s, they also took over the Toylander Corporation which was also manufacturing toys in Sterling, Illinois. The Hustler Toy Company stopped manufacturing toys in 1934, with the exception of roller skates that they produced until about 1970. Frantz is still in business to this day but they no longer produce toys. 

Additional information

Weight 2.25 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 9 in
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