Converse Standing Platform Horse
What a beauty! Delicate fully carved legs, glass eyes, has leather ears with horsehair mane and tail.
About 28" tall.
Restored with antique saddle saddle.
The wood stained horse with carved body, horsehair tail, glass eyes, flared nostrils and open mouth, the back mounted with leather seat, reins, stirrup on a stained wood base.
Morton E. Converse started his business career in Converseville, New Hampshire, manufacturing acids. In 1873, he purchased a nearby mill to make wooden products. Apparently he started making toys there, but soon teamed with Orland Mason of Winchendon to form the Mason & Converse Company, which lasted until 1883. Converse then partnered with his uncle, Alfred C. Converse, and Converse Toy & Woodenware Company was formed. In 1887, the company changed its name to Morton E. Converse & Company. It remained in business until 1934.Converse made a great variety of toys, including Noah's Arks, doll furniture, kiddie riding racers, hobby horses, floor whirligigs, drums, wagon blocks, building blocks, pianos, trunks, ten pins, farm houses, and musical roller chimes. Such a large number of toys were made in Winchendon that it became known as Toy Town.
Fob Deland Florida
Price $1500....... Sale Price $1200.