SIZE: 6 inches long and 4 inches tall
COLORS: Natural German Shepard tans and blacks.
MATERIAL: Acetate Plastic
MANUFACTURER: Hartland Plastics, Hartland Wisconsin
AGE: Made around 1953
CONDITION: Extremely nice...no wear or damage....
Hartland Plastics of Hartland, Wisconsin manufactured a variety of products for different industries. The company made items for breweries, watch cases for Timex, religious figurines and toy western statues. The very first Hartland introduced was "Killroy was Here."
Hartland tried to capitalize on popular western characters that were on television, and produced a series of western figurines. In 1953 they made The Lone Ranger, Tonto, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and our featured Bullet. They were made from acetate based plastic and then painted with acetate based paint. Acetate paint which was selected because the paint left no thin layer residue and the surface would be smooth from one color to another. At the time this was a great innovation.
Roy Rogers , Dale Evans , German Shepard * Bullet * Hartland Plastics Company Figurine