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87/977 Carousel horse, reproduction, Galloper type, fibreglass / paint / leather / hair, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1987. Click to enlarge.

Reproduced Galloper carousel horse

Made
This replica carousel horse was created to help evoke the atmosphere of a steam-powered fun fair in 'The Steam Revolution', one of the original suite of exhibitions that opened in the Powerhouse Museum in 1988. Thus the horse represents the fun fair, the practice of replicating objects when originals are not available, and the use by museums of evocative objects, images and sounds to create interest and transport visitors to another time and place.

This and a second horse (object 87/978) were …

Summary

Object No.

87/977

Object Statement

Carousel horse, reproduction, Galloper type, fibreglass / paint / leather / hair, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1987

Physical Description

This horse is a copy of one of the original Gallopers on the 1892 Tidmans merry-go-round at Sydney's Darling Harbour.

Dimensions

Height

920 mm

Width

1280 mm

Depth

325 mm

Production

Notes

The original carousel horse was carved by G & J Lines and Company in London around 1885. A two-part fibreglass cast of it was made in 1987 and used to make two horses for the Museum.

History

Notes

The horse was installed on a mock-up of a carousel in the Steam Revolution exhibition in 1988. Along with a second reproduction Galloper (87/978), it was attached by a vertical rod to an overhead crank and driven by a Tangye steam engine (B1567) via a vertical shaft and bevel gears.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1987

Acquisition Date

5 August 1987

Cite this Object

Harvard

Reproduced Galloper carousel horse 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 October 2021, <https://ma.as/80990>

Wikipedia

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