Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Vintage Little Metal Hippo
While cleaning out a friend's barn, my husband made this discovery. I loved it so much that my friend let me keep him. He looks like he is made from cast metal, and he must be old. My husband is guessing that it's from the 1930s. I found out that the star-shaped screws were invented in 1934, and it is held together with these type of screws. this blog post where someone else, in New Zealand, had found one that is identical. Mine appears to be all original. I opened him up and he is hollow inside.