1953 Garton Cowboy Sidewalk Bike
with Texas Bronc Accessory Horse Head and Saddle
The Garton is a tot-sized sidewalk bicycle, usually fitted with stabilisers. I bought it from my friend Ed. I also bought a ‘Texas Bronc’ horse head and saddle, a period accessory used to ‘westernise’ a child’s tricycle or bicycle. I’ll update this page after all the items have arrived
1951 HEDSTROM COWBOY SIDEWALK BICYCLE ADVERT
As you can see below, Hedstrom made a similar tot-size cowboy sidewalk bike
1950s TEXAS BRONC
Southern Toy Mfg Co, Waco, Texas
BALTZ V. BOTTO, (W.D.TENN. 1956)
4. Defendant, Southern Toy Manufacturing Co., is a Texas corporation having its principal office and place of business at Waco, Texas, and is the manufacturer of the “Texas Bronc” and other spring-suspended hobby horses complained of in Civil Action No. 2738, typical models of which are portrayed in Pltfs. Exs. W-3, W-16, W-12, W-13 and W-14, and is selling and has sold said spring-suspended horses within this district within six years prior to the filing of the complaint in this action.
15. Plaintiff, Wonder Products Company, and its predecessors, have made minor changes in the structure and design of its various commercial spring-suspended horses sold as the regular “Wonder Horse,” the “Wonder Horse DeLuxe”, the “Wonder Mare”, and the “Wonder Pony” and have paid royalties to Baltz under the exclusive license on all such models of spring-suspended hobby horses, said royalties totalling $239,849.41, from May 1, 1949 through December 31, 1955.
Texas Bronc court case thanks to – https://casetext.com/case/baltz-v-botto