Pull toy: horses and riders

Object Number: 
INV.4569
Date: 
ca. 1890
Medium: 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 11.4 x 21.6 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on center of platform: "PATD. AUGT 8 1886"
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron pull toy depicting four horses with jockeys, two paired in front and two paired in back, mounted on platform with four cast iron wheels; white horses and jockeys dressed in a darker cream; rectangular blue platform extends down to wheels with pierced hole at front; each horse with back hoof attached to hinge, which extends to axles; when toy is pushed or pulled, horses rock back and forth, creating the illusion of a full gallop.
Gallery Label: 
Bernard Barenholtz lists an identical version of this toy as "Jerome Park" (See Publications).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group