These cast iron scotty dog are enameled and were produced out of a demand for likenesses of Pres. Roosevelt’s little Scotty dog “FALA”. In the late 1930’s and 40’s President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s scotty dog was considered the “most famous dog in the world” spending every waking and sleeping moment with the famous FDR. The President mentioned him in speeches and brought him to press conferences. They were inseparable, and Fala was even present at the signing of the declaration of war in December of 1941, asleep in a chair beside the President. The public demanded more, so foundries started producing Scottish terrier likenesses. These 5 1/4” tall by 5 1/2” wide cast iron bookends were originally made by Hubley Manufacturing Company of Lancaster, PA to commemorate this little dog but I am told they are a newer model. They are in wonderful condition with almost all the enameling both front and back intact with just a few tiny areas missing on each very minimal. One dog also has a bit of a rough area on the edge of each ear where they weren’t sanded completely in the manufacturing. This pair is flat at the back for use as bookends but could also be used as doorstops. Hubley did make a full bodied doorstop of the same dog. These bookends are not often seen and I have never seen them enameled.
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