Lines Stable of Rocking Horses
Lines were Victorian England's largest rocking horse makers, going on to become the world's largest toy makers, for a time, as Triang. Nevertheless the quality was still something even the best makers today will struggle to attain. Lines horses tend to have a more feminine look than Ayres, and are just as sought after.
April 5th : We do have some more additions to the Lines stable this month, check this page again soon.
A restored Lines-Woodrow rocking horse
Lines Bros rationalised the business and flourished on the growing mass market for toys. In 1927 they became Triang and for a while became the world's largest toy company. Their spendid wooden rocking horses however did not survive in production after World War 2, although Triang did make cheaper metal and plastic rocking horses for the post war mass market.
Today a Lines is an excellent long term investment as a family heirloom. Although toy fashions go and come, a good rocking horse will always to a long term favourite.