BY CARL NATTER
IT WAS 27 YEARS AGO, at the Glendale Toy Show, that I found a set of slush-cast animals. I had never seen them before and to my surprise, they came with individual boxes. I have seen the animals 3 or 4 times on eBay since but have never seen nor heard of the boxes. The boxes show they were
made by the Standard Oil Company and were to be sold only in their service stations.
The original Standard Oil Company was split up into several separate companies so I don’t know where these were sold. If anyone has any information regarding this, please let me know. . .
The boxes contain: “Leaping Lena” (a kangaroo), “Hill Billy” (a bear), “What-A-Neck” (a giraffe), “Spotty Dot” (a leopard), “Cackle Jack” (an ostrich), “Tuffy Tom” (a tiger), “Hee Haw Harry (a zebra), “Roaring Leo” (a lion), and “What-A-Nose” (an elephant). These each sold for 25¢. They are 4″ to 5″ high.