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James Fallows Tin Hand Painted Horse & Rider on Platform *SOLD*

James Fallows Tin Hand Painted Horse & Rider on Platform

We have for you an antique tin hand-painted horse and rider on platform that is unmarked but most likely James Fallows & Sons of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

The back right wheel has a break in the spokes, and the saddle and rider have been expertly restored. This is to be expected with such delicate and old tin.

For its age, this piece is in very good condition. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, dents, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 14 ½” L x 6 ¼” W x 12” H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.  



A brief history of James Fallows & Sons of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 

1873/1874  to 1894

James Fallows who had been previously employed as a foreman at the tin toy company of Francis, Field, and Francis founded his company under the name C.B. Porter Company in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1873/74.  

In 1876, his toys were praised for their “economy in cost, adaptation to the purpose intended, and durability.” This was certainly the height of their popularity.  

Around the 1880s the firm began carrying the name James Fallow & Sons. The principals at this time were James Fallows and his sons Henry, Charles, and David. Fallows` company’s demise coincided with the advent of lithographed tin toys in the 1880s. 

The manufacturing of toys by James Fallows and Sons ended in the early 1890s and in 1894 the name was changed to Frederick & Henry Fallows Toys.

James Fallows and Sons had a line of over 200 toys and specialized in hand-painted and stenciled tin horse-drawn vehicles, wheeled vehicles, trains, and riverboats. Highly prized toys often carried the mark “IXL”, said to be based on word-play “I Excell”. (Some feel that it signifies the date of Fallows` arrival in Philadelphia from the old country.)  





Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 12 in
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