FABULOUS EARLY AAFA ANTIQUE FOLK ART PRIMITIVE WOOD PULL TOY HORSE HIPPO GALLUP. Up for sale is this wonderful looking pull toy horse. He's a very unique horse and called a Hippo Gallup by S.He's in good condition for his age. He has a cool mechanism that appears to have made the horse both go and move up and down while it was going. The mechanism includes a rope that goes around the wheels in the back. You can see the spool and parts in the underneath picture. The rope was wound around the back wheels and up and through the base. It appears the child would be able to pull on the rope and make the horse move forward. The other end of the rope was connect to a spring mechanism under the horse. You can see the metal flanges around the red steering post. Somehow the horse would go up and down and this flange allowed it to move without affecting the steering post.
We're not sure how it worked but we can see that it could go up and down. Note that we will remove the screw in the steering post that is connected to the front wheels to turn it.You will have to put the post back in and then push the post on to the front axle in order to reassemble this little guy when gets to you. He measures 33" L x 13.5" W at his front wheels out to out x 31" high to the top of the handle and 20" high from the ground to top of his head. He's been well loved over the years and is a white wood horse with a black painted mane, red painted bridle and a black (very thin) lead / reigns. The reign on his right side has a little medallion that is just held on with some tacky wax. It may come off but you can just press it back on. It stays if you don't mess with it.
His base is a bright Christmas green and his wheels are worn red. A couple of the wheels look like the cracked and were glued back together at some point. He was well played with over the years and has wear and patina you'd expect. He has tons of character!
Overall he shows very well and these "issues" add character and proof of age to him. As you'd expect, there are scuffs and paint loss, scrapes, scratches, nicks, dings, cracks edge wear, smudges and patina! We will do our best to answer your questions. Thank you for looking at this item. Let us know if you have any questions.
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We work hard to describe them correctly and in detail (note that the pictures are part of the description) with all flaws (if any) exposed. The item "FABULOUS EARLY AAFA ANTIQUE FOLK ART PRIMITIVE WOOD PULL TOY HORSE HIPPO GALLUP" is in sale since Saturday, January 30, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Primitives". The seller is "americas-place" and is located in Riverside, California. This item can be shipped to United States.