The big window display Santas of the 1940s were made to stand the test of time. Heavy, well-made body structures that weigh approximately 40 pounds or more ensured that they would last. Generally, the legs are wooden with metal joints covered with stuffing and felt, the body would be fiberglass or rubber, and the face is painted rubber or fiberglass. The Santa suit would have angel-hair-like stuffing or fine grade cotton. Motorized mechanisms were placed where the real Santas heart would be, and the mechanisms keep him moving and functional.Many today work as well as the day they were made back in the 1940s. These motors keep the Santas moving correctly. The linkage to this motor goes to one of the arms that raises it up and down to simulate the wave, or there are two gears one in each arm lifting him up and down an artificial chimney in the window display. Generally, these mechanisms work forever like the well-made clocks of European town squares in Germany and Switzerland. The item "Vintage Large HOWARD GALE Animated Motorized Department Store Santa Claus" is in sale since Tuesday, December 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Modern (1946-90)\Figures\Santa".
The seller is "sarahg1606" and is located in Lake Wales, Florida. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.