Hoop toy (with horse)

Object Number: 
X.529
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 8 in. ( 3.8 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron hoop toy with white horse mounted at center of hoop, attached with length of wire through eyelet on back and suspended from crosspieces so that horse spins freely when hoop is rolled; outer surface of hoop painted orange; painted orange band across center of horse.
Gallery Label: 
This toy is listed as "Small horse in hoop" in The George Brown Toy Sketchbook (See Publications). According to accession records, this hoop toy was probably the gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group