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$350 · 1940s Original Toy Riding rocking Horse.. 30" pressed tin MOBO, Made in England

All original and authentic, from the 1940s, first edition of the D. Sebel & Co. MOBO Pressed Tin BRONCO Riding Horse ....... 30 inches tall, heavy tin, enamel paint, and a sophisticated riding mechanism intact and functioning as normal..... all paint and parts original, no restoration.....

VERY HARD TO FIND a similar Mobo Bronc with paint nicer than this, check yourself.... I saw one out of about 30 or more online... and they are newer than this one....... . price is firm and very fair....

... NO corrosion or paint bubbling, no major paint loss...... .. the paint is very nice, gleaming high gloss enamel.......... all parts intact, works, no rust, no loose seams ........check the wheels - hardly worn .........Riding mechanism SOUND...

Online you'll find tons of 'Steering' Mobo's from the '50s; none like this one, the 1940s edition.

TAKE NOTE of the original FELT buffer pads between the joints where the legs meet the body, all 4 are present, Seated, in great shape.

FAULTS: ..... nothing major..... worst is there's a small dint in the right nostril of the pony (see photo, in reality, left nostril)..... minor, hard to notice ... missing original plastic reins ..... obvious wear in the usual places....ALL pretty minor considering...

This pony measures 30 inches all, 26 long, 14 wide... weighs around 17 - 18 pounds.

HISTORY:
One of the most wonderful horse ride-on toys of all time came out of a factory in Kent, England, from the 1940s through the '60s. The Mobo Bronco was made by D. Sebel & Co., which began as a metalworking firm in the 1920s, making wheels, carts, architectural elements, tank parts, steel furniture, and assorted other things.
In the 1940s they turned their talent to toys and created the pressed metal Mobo Bronco, a new sort of rocking horse that could actually move along. As the child astride the horse pushed down and then released the flat metal "stirrup" pedals, the horse bounced up and down, and wheels hidden under the hooves propelled it forward. In the 1950s, a steering mechanism was added, and by pushing down on just one pedal, the horse could be turned in that direction.
Mobo's cheery red and yellow color scheme was reportedly decided upon by children at a school near the factory.
(Thanks to Tracey's Toys)

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Ad Id33352367
CategoryAntique Toys
PostedMay 16, 2019
Expiry June 15, 2019
Status SOLD
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