In 1887 William Frederick Cody, better known as Buffalo Bill, travelled to several European countries with his “Wild West” show, which this toy was named after. The front legs of the horse are connected to a plate in the platform that conceals a mechanism: a connecting rod linked to a complex system of gears makes the horse rear. The cowboy is thrown off the horse repeatedly but always manages to climb back on thanks to a joint in the bridle. In addition to the cowboy's movement, the horse moves around in a circle. It is a complex and perfectly synchronised mechanism that copied the real movements of Buffalo Bill's exhibition on his horse Brigham.
Manufactured from 1909 to 1945