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Antique Spring Rocking Horse

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Spring rocking horse by Hooper-Invicta

A rare example of a patent spring design produced in the 1920s by Invicta Toys of Kent.

The stand is outwardly a jubilee style four poster design, but the horse is mounted on a sprung steel bracket, itself tensioned with adjustable bolts acting on a coiled spring. Although the coil spring does appear slack, it is infact helping tension the mounting bracket. The result is the distinctive additional rocking action achieved on sprung horses as opposed to the standard rocking motion.

The horse has had a full restoration. This horse is a rare collectable for the discerning collector who wants something distinctively different.

Height 47"

Body Length 27"

Length Overall 54"
£2,500
Contact Details

Invicta Toy and Doll Works Ltd of Kent, also trading as Kent Toy Works was a small firm operating from Eridge Road in Tunbridge Wells between 1919 and 1925.

They produced a range of toys, including dolls, toy trains and various types of rocking horse. This includes models mounted on a "jubilee" style frame with a spring mounting.

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.