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Cast iron horse with holes for attaching racing harness from 18MO609.

 



Site: 18MO609 Jackson Homestead

Context: African-American farmstead of Malinda Jackson, (destroyed by fire), c. 1860 to c. 1915

Site Date Range: c. 1800 - 1915

Materials: Cast iron

Dimensions: 10.5cm x 7.75cm

Description: Iron Horse with holes for attaching racing harness.

History: Part of a toy depicting Harness Racing. This involved a two wheeled cart, called a sulky, and conducted at a low speed. The toy’s Jockeys were Interchangeable as evidenced by the peg on the jockey’s bottom. The toys popular in England, and spread to both America and Continental Europe.

 

 

Complete, painted example
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