Walking horse

Object Number: 
1998.33
Date: 
ca. 1868
Medium: 
Iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 19.7 x 20.3 x 11.4 cm )
Description: 
Cast iron mechanical toy of horse mounted on three wheels; movement of legs controlled by spinning axle.
Gallery Label: 
Ives also manufactured a four-wheeled variation of this horse. Bernard Barenholtz speculated that Ives may have produced the three-wheeler as an experiment, turning out limited quantities (See Publications).
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Laura Harding
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group