Fairground Dolphin Ride

A charming fibreglass dolphin seat from a fairground roundabout, circa latter part of the 20th century…

SKU: RC0137.

Product Description

A rather charming fairground dolphin seat…

Although we are unsure of the exact age of this piece, we believe it would date to the latter part of the 20th century, circa 1990s. We understand that this was originally part of a fairground ride for kiddies, and we currently have two in our possession. The lighter of the two dolphins within this listing, is a fantastic piece

Standing just under 1 metre in height, the dolphin is made in fibreglass and hand painted in the recognisable colours of a dolphin. The ‘comic like’ design is cheeky and charming, and the seat is cleverly placed on the back of the dolphin (to depict its dorsal fin). Our young helper effortlessly shows one how the kiddies would have sat on the dolphin when fixed to the ride itself, although there are also ‘rubber covered’ foot rests for her to put her feet on if desired. The complementary ‘brass effect’ pole enables our helper to hold on and adds an elegance to the piece itself…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. Structurally the dolphin is great and perfectly ‘free stands’. There are some surface scars and knocks across the piece and some paint chipping, yet nothing that we would suggest is detrimental to the structure or indeed the look and feel. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Please note : Although the dolphin perfectly ‘free stands’ on its own, this would need fixing to a base in order for a little one to sit on it, as currently it would topple over…

We currently have two in stock, as pictured. This is the lighter of the two, a darker one is also available. Please do get in touch if you are interested. This listing is just for the light Blue dolphin

Dimensions : Depth : 19cm, Width : 63cm, Height : 68cm

Condition : Structurally great, some surface marks and knocks, a little tatty in places, some paint chipping

Postage : Due to the size and weight of this item, it is listed as local collection only. We do however have an affordable courier on hand who would happily provide a postage quote to your address

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

We are open Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or personal viewing is available via appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 60 x 100 x 90 cm