"Winston" is a Lines Brothers Sportiboy rocking horse, dating to circa 1930. He has glass eyes and a natural horse hair mane and tail. He also has, in keeping with his original kit, a detachable saddle, saddle cloth and bridle for extra play value.
The stand has had the side rails and stand top replaced with sturdy oak versions, is otherwise original and in full working order.
The sportiboy range were popular models for Lines in the 20s and 30s and no less appealing today combining quality with investment value. Although his triang badges have gone, the pair of remnant nails in one picture indicate it once had the circular badge dating before 1927.
Lines Bros was a company formed after World War 1 by George and Walter Lines, sons of Joseph Lines who had founded the famous Lines company. Lines Bros became Triang in 1927 and went on the absorb the parent company and for a while became the largest toy maker in the world.
They are renowned for their sportiboy model, available in a number of sizes it featured a detachable saddle, bowler hat covers on the irons and pillar tops and the distinctive circular, later triangular, Triang badge.
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.