Hoop toy: trotting horse

Object Number: 
1953.331
Date: 
1860-1890
Medium: 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Diameter (hoop): 11 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (29.8 x 6.4 cm)
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron hoop toy with brown horse mounted at center of hoop; attached with length of wire through eyelet in back and suspended from crosspieces so that figure spins freely when hoop is rolled; outer surface of hoop painted blue; painted orange band across center of horse.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Katharine Prentis Murphy
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group