Fairground Coin Operated Horse4

Large Fairground Horse

An original fibreglass horse from a seaside pier ‘coin operated ride’, circa 1970s…

SKU: RC0756.

Product Description

A delightful decorative fibreglass horse…

Dating back to the mid to late part of the 20th century, circa 1970s, this is an unusual size horse from a coin operated ride. The particular horse would have graced a seaside pier or the foyer of an amusement arcade for kiddies to ride on. This one has some obvious wear and tear, yet we think this is what gives it its charm

The horse is made in fibreglass, hand painted and accessorised with stirrups and handlebars. The condition is good considering its age and structurally strong, with a hand made steel frame underneath. We love it how it is and we simply love the surface patina. There are some shabby areas, some paint chipping and some tatty areas which gives the horse an overall weathered look. That said, the horse is quite charming to look at and it oozes authenticity…

As the horse itself can ‘free stand’ on its own steel legs, we feel this would look great in a shop window or even as a feature piece of decor in ones home or garden…

This particular piece is offered in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. Although structurally good, the horse shows signs of its age with surface scars and abrasions throughout the horse. We believe with a good clean, this piece would come up nice, however we wanted to leave it just how we found it. For us, the current condition simply adds to its authenticity and charm. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 38cm, Width : 173cm, Height : 88cm

Condition : Structurally good, surface marks and scratches, paint chipping, some rusty and tatty areas, some paint residue, rips and tears to the leather seat

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 Saturdays 9am to 5pm or 7 days a week via a personal appointment. Please do get in touch 07592 534 977

Additional Information

Dimensions 38 x 173 x 88 cm