Linea Zero Bobblehead Cowboy Doll
Materials: Puppet lampshade made of plastic (PVC). Red, brown, orange fabric & felt. Plastic gun. Hat. Orange hair. Bakelite E14 socket.
Height: 29 cm / 11.41”
Width: ∅ 13 cm / 5.11”
Electricity: 1 bulb E14, 1 x 25 watt maximum, 110/220 volt.
Any type of light bulb can be used, not a specific one preferred.
Period: 1970s, 1980s.
Designer: Enea Ferrari.
Manufacturer: NUZ srl, Nuova Linea Zero, Via Torino, 24, 37024 Negrar, Verona, Italy.
Other versions: This Linea Zero bobblehead cowboy doll was made in some varieties. Several different “night light” table lamps were produced; other clothes, other figures, other dolls, as you can see below and on this website.
Several Linea Zero lamps were also sold by Massive, Belgium.
Nuova Linea Zero
The Linea Zero company was founded in Verona, Italy in 1973 by Enea Ferrari. It is the successor of OTF, Old Timer Ferrari, famous for the Toucan lamp and Olaf The Viking lamp. OTF was founded in 1964. Initially destined to the children’s market and subsequently extended to design.
The most famous lamps by Linea Zero are the bobblehead lamps designed in the 70s and a series of Pink Panther lamps in 1984 and Snoopy table lamps. The British red phone box was designed in 1990 and the Biplane in 1993. The company still exists. Today it is named Linea Zero S.a.s..
Also Stilfer from Milan produced bobblehead lamps. The most well known are the plastic robot and insect lamps they produced.
All the electric parts were made by VLM Components from Buccinasco near Milan in Italy in the late 1970s, early 1980s.
VLM Components was founded in 1945 in Buccinasco, a small village near Milan, Italy. VLM Components became famous because of the switches they produce that were designed by Achille Castiglioni in 1968.
The VLM Components company is part of the Relco Group, founded in 1967. Today they are the owners of the brands Relco, Leuci, Relco Lighting, VLM and Segno.