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Rocking horse

Rocking horse

  • Place of origin:

    Guernsey (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1977 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ragamuffin Toys Ltd. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Fibreglass, wood, metal, leather and horsehair

  • Museum number:

    MISC.21-1977

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Hand-built rocking horse, the body is made from moulded fibreglass. The hind legs of this horse are controlled and supported by very strong coil springs fitted to a steel crossbar which has an adjustable plate. The frameon which the horse is mounted is in natural hard wood. The mane and tail are horese hair. The reins, bridle and saddle are of leather with adjustable stirrups.

Place of Origin

Guernsey (manufactured)

Date

1977 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Ragamuffin Toys Ltd. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Fibreglass, wood, metal, leather and horsehair

Dimensions

Height: 135 cm overall, Height: 87 cm to saddle, Length: 170 cm, Width: 49 cm

Object history note

Purchased in 1977 direct from the manufacturer [77/600]

Descriptive line

Fibreglass rocking horse made in Guernsey by Ragamuffin Toys Ltd in 1977

Production Note

First available in June 1976.

Materials

Fibreglass; Wood; Steel; Leather; Horsehair

Techniques

Compression moulding; Carving

Subjects depicted

Horses (animals); Rocking horses

Categories

Children & Childhood; Animals and Wildlife; Play

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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