Bell toy: trotting horse

Bell toy: trotting horse
Title
Bell toy: trotting horse
Date 
1890-1900
Medium 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/8 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. ( 20.6 x 21.6 x 8.9 cm )
Description 
Tinned sheet iron bell toy depicting trotting horse, mounted on platform with two sets of cast iron wheels of different sizes; spokes form blossom shape; brown horse with black mane and tail, blue saddle made out of separate pieces of tin; bell mounted on top of saddle with triad of clappers suspended from yoke and anchored to top of bell with flower finial; when toy is pushed or pulled, platform rises and falls; clappers ring against outside of bell.
Object Number 
INV.7963
Gallery Label 
The wheels and bell appear in a trade catalogue for Gong Bell Manufacturing Company, East Hampton, Connecticut (See Publications). Gong Bell manufactured toys as well as parts used by other toy companies.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group