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Tinplate Horses

Tinplate horse on wheels This tinplate horse on wheels was made by James Fallow & Sons of Philadelphia in the 1880's. The tinplate horse is lead by a lady and is pulled along. It does not have a clockwork mechanism as these were rarely used by American makers. The height of this horse is about 12" (30cm) and has simple lines and hand-painted decoration.
Tinplate horse on wheels

This tinplate horse was made by a firm called Mobo. It was known as the Bronco ride-on horse and was one of the most popular toys made by Mobo. It works by the rider sitting on the horse and pushing down on the stirrups, then releasing them and then the horse moves along. From 1947 to 1950 the Bronco could only be steered in a straight line, but in February, 1950 Magic Steering was introduced. This enabled the rider by pushing on either stirrup to move the horse in that direction. The Broncho was so popular that it stayed in production until 1971.

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