Shows age, wear, tear, dirt, wearing on Santa face, clothes, hair, boot, dirt. Not sure how to clean this up, staples in outfit are rusted, rubbed off material/paint, and so forth.
I did not see holes or tears in any area, but I could have very easily missed something. Face has crazing, missing paint, and the like. From about 1940 - so it will not be perfect. Boot is made of paper mache.
No maker's marks found, but after doing numerous comparisons, it sure appears to be a Harold Gale. Okay, now I plugged in for about 5 minutes. At first I had to flip the switch slowly twice before he would start up.
Once on - he kept going. He sort of goes around. Due to age I cannot say he will keep working - please keep this in mind when purchasing.
Measures about 23" h x 12" l x 6 w. We do our best to make you happy. It's faster and easier for all so the matter can be rectified quickly. The item "Vintage Store Display Mechanical Santa in Boot Harold Gale Santa Claus Christmas" is in sale since Monday, July 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Modern (1946-90)\Figures\Santa".The seller is "mercedesbags" and is located in Waterloo, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.