This is a funny old battery operated toy from the 1950's that goes by the name Drinking Dog. I believe it is considered a 3 action toy as he moves, makes noise and lights up. The dog is white and brown plush with flannel like muzzle and ear backs. The head seems to be a very pale brown and the body is white. He has screw in light bulb eyes, a plastic nose and a little felt tongue and he has a red plastic collar around his neck. When you turn him on his eyes light up and he appears to pour a drink from the green plastic “Milk” bottle into his green plastic glass. He then raises the glass and opens his mouth slightly and tilts his head as if drinking and then repeats the action. During part of the action he makes a squeaking noise. He uses 2 "D" cell batteries that fit in the tin chair base that he’s sitting on. On the back of the chair is the “Y” leaf Made in Japan Trade Mark for the Yonezawa toy company. I believe he is from the 1950’s.
He measures about 9 ¼” to the top of his head with the floppy ears a little higher. He’s in nice condition but not without flaws. The eyes light up and as previously stated he does make a squeaking noise. The action of his right arm is inhibited so it doesn’t move a lot for the pouring action. I believe the rubber tubing that would have carried the water has deteriorated so it can’t be used with water and that might be what’s impending the arm. The tin base is good around the sides but there is paint loss on the bottom and consequently there is some rust. The battery box is clean with minor wear and the battery insert instructions are intact. This is being sold as-is but you can see the action on Facebook, just search for us on Facebook (Ogee’s Antiques) or look for a link to our Facebook page under "Our Favorite Links" on our Ruby Lane Home Page.
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Vintage B.O. Toy - Milk Drinking Dog with Eyes that Light – Battery Operated