MAKER Raggamuffin Toys Ltd
This fibre glass
replica of an unusual Crandall spring horse is one of a limited
number (reputedly 200) made by Ragamuffin Toys of Guernsey in the
late 1970's. He is in exceptionally fine condition being virtually
mint in every aspect. The sturdy spring provides an usual rocking
action, a bit more like a real gallop, watch out for flying hooves!
Body Length 32"
Overall Length approx 60"
Jesse Crandall was a major American rocking horse maker, who designed this unusual
rocking mechanism in 1861. (US Patent No 31571, 26 Feb 1861). The
design was a popular alternative to the traditional bow rocker until
the advent of the Marqua safety stand in 1880.
Raggamuffin Toys were based in Guernsey from 1976 until 1981
producing fibreglass bodied horses on Crandall style springs.
Jesse Crandall was a prolific inventor and maker of rocking horses
based in New York City. His name is associated with a design of
rocking mechanism using a coiled spring which evolved over a number
of patents taken out in 1860 and 1861. The Crandall spring produces
a more upright posture popular with photography studios of the time.
To purchase or find out more about this horse, please contact Sally,
either by email or phone on the links on the footer, or better still,
visit our showroom in the scenic Shropshire Hills, we would be delighted
to see you.