This folk art Dachshund Dog is crafted from a Heller Vixen curved tooth rasp, and the head is from a tack hammer. The arched legs are thick, solid wires bent into U's and mounted underneath. It is an estate piece, and the family provenance states this tool dog was made in the early 1960's by a machinist who worked for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in Connecticut. He crafted it during breaks and it shows a sense of fun as well as ingenuity!
The artist didn't sign it, but the rasp is marked "Heller, Vixen, Made in U.S.A.". It measures about 4.5" tall to the top of the head (hammer) and 16" long. It weighs just over 1.5 pounds.
Condition: original patina, no cracks, chips or nicks; some minor rust and tarnish; sturdy joints between the pieces.
What a unique and fun gift for a Machinist! Wouldn't this look great in the den or TV room for a dog lover? It can be used as a bookend or doorstop, and it will certainly be a conversation piece!
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