This is a very nice working Harold Gale Christmas Store Display Santa Claus opening a treasure chest. Electric when you plug him in the Santa moves back and force which opens and closes the chest , still works great , this is a old store display and the motor is a little louder than a newer animated item. The cord had been replaced sometime ago and the cord has been tape with electrical black tape this has been check and has been retaped , the plug has been replaced too. Santa’s suit is in pretty good condition with some wear and a few stains , one stain on his left white fur trim on his sleeve, may be able to spot clean this , overall Santa’s looks pretty good for his age compared to other ones like this one. The red fabric that is inside the chest does have some wear and stains this would be easy to replace this , the gold cord that runs around the chest could use some glue here or there and also the gold cord handles on the chest could also use a little glue , I will leave this up to the new owner. Measures 26″ 1/2 inches tall , the wood base measures 19″ 1/2 inches long by 13″ 1/2 inches width , the chest closed measures 13″ 1/2 inches high by 12 ” inches wide , the santa measures about 20″ 1/2 inches tall counting his hat. When you do plug him in you will have to open the lid a little to get it started , you can avoid this , when you what to turn him off you unplug him with the chest open some , this way when you plug him back him he will move on his own. Some wear here or there. Be sure to check out my other mechanical Christmas Store Display. The item “Vintage Large Harold Gale Mechanical Store Display Santa Opening Chest Works” is in sale since Sunday, September 9, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Modern (1946-90)\Figures\Santa”. The seller is “bunnyjo” and is located in Bridgeton, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Unknown
- Year: 1950s ?
- Brand: Harold Gale