Dime-Store Cowboy

Dime-Store Cowboy

Regular price
$28.00
Sale price
$28.00

Sold mainly in the five-and-dime stores, especially the F. W. Woolworth chain, they came to be known as "dime-store cowboy". Barclay cast lead toys were popular in America through the WW and as a result most toys were soldiers on the battlefield. 

Barclay ceased trading in 1971 due to an inability to compete with plastics and the rapidly changing market (e.g. Mattel Hot Wheels), not because of issues regarding lead, which has been a popular misconception.

Vintage 3" Metal Cowboy Toy with wooly chaps and lasso. 
Figurine is primarily painted olive green.
Paint is chipped here and there.