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Object ID 000950

Object Name Horse Racer Rolling Toy

Object Desc Green metal base with a wooden white horse connected, Wooden man racing the horse. Gibbs Toys.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000856

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Toy Window Exhibit

Object Date 1927

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords toys,wood toys,Gibbs Mfg. Co.,pull toys,horses,

Title Horse Racer Rolling Toy

Description Green metal base with a grey metal stand connecting the horse to base. Grey metal stand has words " No.39 Gibbs Toy" "Made in USA" "Pat'd Pend" written on it. Horse is white with metal legs. There is red, blue, and yellow harness painted on horse. Man is holding onto horse. He is dressed in blue pants with a red shirt. He has a blue and white striped hat. There are two sets of red wheels. There is a string attached to the front of the base. Based on vintage catalogs it looks like a hurdler from the 1927 catalog.


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.75

Length 10

Width 4

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Gibbs Mfg. Co.

Maker Details The Gibbs Manufacturing Company of Canton, Ohio, began making toys in the 1890s and continued until 1969 - a very long run for a toy company. Their early toys included musical or humming tops which they sold continuously, in some form, until they ceased toy production. Their toys are very popular with collectors today. They are a mix of wood construction and tin - some all wood , some all tin, and some tin and wood. Most have colorful lithographed paper applied. The Gibbs Manufacturing Company in 2001 declared bankruptcy and in March of 2002 their buildings and equipment in their Canton, Ohio facility were auctioned off. Many of their toy tops were auctioned by the box.

Maker Mark


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Date SEP 14,2013

Summary fair

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes There are some scratches on the base and on the horse. Some of the paint is fading on the man and horse.


Date JAN 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 16 from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 12 from Room 1, Shelf 16 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUL 30,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 2,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 2,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Toy Window Exhibit from Room 1, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin