Hee-Haw - this mule is such a character ! Its expression is just too cute ! This is a cast iron opener for beer or soda bottles. It is just adorable, a cartoon caricature with a hugely oversize head, floppy ears and a tiny body. It would make a terrific addition to any bottle opener collection or a great gift for anyone who appreciates the oddball character of a mule.
This piece is in excellent condition, sound and solid with no cracks or metal damage. The paint is a realistic dark bay color with a lighter muzzle found on a real mule. There is some light chipping, mostly on the ears. Size is just under 4 inches tall.
I bought this quite a while ago in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the home of the Hubley Company and am beginning to downsize -- my mule is hoping to find a new stable with an adoring new owner.
For anyone not agriculturally oriented, a mule is a hybrid between a horse and a donkey. They are exceptionally intelligent and appreciated by owners who enjoy their distinct personalities. They are prized for being surefooted and clever about their surroundings.