This charming pair of 'spokesmugs' were created for the West End Brewing Company, the makers of Utica Club beer. Based on the markings, they were likely produced between 1960 and 1964. Both are in excellent, vintage condition. Dooley has a few slight scratches or wear marks through the paint on his eyebrow and hair fringe.
In 1959, WEBCO contracted with KING-Werk (Würfel & Müller GmbH) a German stein manufacturer located in Höhr-Grenzhausen to produce 5,000 sets of promotional steins, distributed primarily to distributors and dealers.
Between 1960 and 1964, to capitalize on the popularity of television commercials, KING-WERK produced another 10,000 Schultz and Dooley sets for WEBCO, identified by marks impressed into the bottom of the steins. Jonathan Winters was the voice behind both Schultz and Dooley characters.
Shultz is 11.75" (H) to the top of the finial. 7" (W) from tip of his nose to the outer handle. Weight is 2.8 lbs.
Dooley is 7" (H) 6" (W) from the tip of his nose to the outer handle. Weight is 1.6 lbs.
Shultz has an incised mark on the bottom that reads
Made in Germany
Dooley has an incised mark on the bottom that reads