Elastolin Elephant Composite 4in 100mm Toy 1930s to 50s Putz Figure Vintage For Sale

Elastolin Elephant Composite 4in 100mm Toy 1930s to 50s Putz Figure Vintage


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Elastolin Elephant Composite 4in 100mm Toy 1930s to 50s Putz Figure Vintage:
$35.00

Vintage Elastolin Composite Elephant Toy Figure Putz
Likely by O & M Hausser Germany100mm / 10 cm / 4 inches tall5 3/4 inches long
Hand painted, two tiny chips to paint on 2 feet of one elephant, one base of one foot on second elephant has wear, no chips (sold separately)
Unsigned
c1930s to 1950sO & M Hausser was founded in 1904, producing composite/sawdust based toy figures and soldiers, along side competitor Lineol. Hausser developed a hard and soft polystyrene plastic and started
producing toy figures with it in 1955. The composite figures were still produced up to 1969. Hausser declared bankruptcy in 1983 and stopped production. The Hausser moulds were purchased by Preiser Co who reproduces them in modern plastic.
Lineol Germany was founded in 1906. Famous, along side competitor Hausser Elastolin, for production of composite toy soldiers and animal figures. Esteemed sculptor and porcelain artist Albert Caasmann born 1886 died 1968, head of design and production for Lineol, designed over 600 figures, spending a lot of time at the Berlin Zoo using the animals there to model his creations. Lineol ceased production in 1965. In 1985 Lineol Duscha acquired trademark rights and now produce plastic reproductions using the original moulded designs.


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