Barney Google Spark Plug, Sparkplug ride-on toy

Standing without reins

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Old Sparkplug (Spark Plug?) riding (bounce-along) toy missing its blanket and tail.
19 inches tall at the saddle.
Over 29 inches from the ground to its forelock.
About 22 inches long from his nose to where his tail should start.
The springs fit within a 16 by 35 inch rectangle on the ground.
Unpacked, Sparky weights about 6.5 pounds.
The front legs move back together. A spring pulls them forward.
The rear legs are fixed in relation to the frame.

The light crust of plastic powder on the saddle makes me think that the original blanket was made of vinyl. It probably hardened and disintegrated in use. The springs and frame are in good condition. The plastic parts show their age with scuff marks and minor damage.

Here is a list of visible damage:
The seat (saddle) is turning brittle.
There is a hole broken into the left side of the seat.
The handle on the left side is broken on the end.
Sparkplug's tail and blanket are long gone.
The top of Sparky's right ear is dinged.
There is light rust on some of the metal parts.

Please look over the pictures to get an idea of the condition.
The close up pictures of the face are slightly overexposed to show detail. The head and neck are a warm tan.

In spite of its age, wear, missing blanket and tail, and minor damage, the right size child could climb on this toy right now and go bouncing around the room.

And with an appropriately patched blanket and sisal tail, this (probably unlicensed) rendition of Sparkplug would be an asset to any Barney Google collection.

To see larger versions of the pictures shown below, go here.

What a face!
Ya gotta love that face
left side standing right side standing closeup of saddle showing damage this is where a tail belongs
the metal frame the spring which returns the front legs to standing

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