Wirral Rocking Horses

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Rocking Horse Restoration

This scarce Hill & Harrison was made in Liverpool between 1884 and 1906. Sadly, all the original fittings were missing from this large rocking horse including the correct swing irons and brackets. This restoration was extremely time consuming, the work included the removal of the loose legs, both front legs were replaced, new ears were carved, a broken jaw repaired, new top rail and hoof rails. The horse was restored to its former glory in a style as close as possible to the original makers.
This example is a 1960's Paterson Edwards (Leeway) rocking horse lovingly restored for its original owner. This well loved and much used horse had seen better days. Due to having a broken leg, the horse was dismantled to allow access to the leg securing screws inside the body of the horse. After making and fitting a new leg the horse was rebuilt and is now giving pleasure to a new generation of children.
The Liverpool company of J Collinson & Sons had the distinction of being the longest established British rocking horse makers. They allegedly began production in 1836 and remained in production until the 1990's, their legacy being thousands of surviving rocking horses in a diverse range of sizes. These robust horses are regular visitors to our busy workshop.

This example received a full repaint, new saddlery, harness and a mane and tail.
We have restored hundreds of wooden rocking horses if you are considering having a horse restored or repaired please forward email images of your horse then phone for friendly advice and a free quotation