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Circa 1905 Boblo Island Illions Jumper

$7,500

1905 M. C. Illions Jumper

Large golden maned jumper, from the carousel that last operated on Boblo Island, Bois Blanc Island, Ontario, Canada. Retains nice older restoration by Tom Layton in 1987, when the carousel was still operating. It was sold at auction in early 1990. Stand and brass included.

Product Description

Norton photo of the Boblo Island Illions horses in the 1990 Auction Catalog.

Norton photo of the Boblo Island Illions horses in the 1990 Auction Catalog.

 

Boblo Island Illions Carousel in 1989

The Boblo Island 1905-1906 Mangels-Illions carousel was famously celebrated, and professionally restored by renowned carousel artist, Tom Layton in 1987. 

Sadly, a year later the Boblo park was sold and the carousel offered for sale. In early 1990, the carousel was put up for auction. With no one to outbid the tally of the sale of the individual figure and save it, the carousel sold piece-by-piece. In 1993, the remainder of the amusement park went to auction.

 

1905-mangels-illions-carousel-boblo-detroit-postcard

  Postcard of the Boblo Illions carousel.CNT-JUN-1987001

 

Additional Information

Dimensions 57 x 12 x 51 in
Style

Jumper

Condition

Restored

Carver/Manufacturer

Illions

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