Winchendon, Massachusetts: Clyde, Toy Town Horse

A toy rocking horse built four times normal size is displayed outdoors under a shelter.

Address:
Front St., Winchendon, MA
Directions:
West edge of town, at the V intersection of Front St. and Hwy 12/School St.
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Toy Town Horse.

Toy Town Rocking Horse

There is a large rocking horse in town center.

[Andrea, 08/14/2021]

The horse's name is Clyde, and he was built as a tribute to the town's toy factories, which he has outlasted by several decades.

Toy Horse.

Clyde, Toy Town Horse

Here is a recent photo of the Toy Town Horse.

[W.G., 06/28/2009]
Toy Town Horse

Large, handmade wooden horse, created to commemorate the toy factories in Winchendon,MA, in years gone by. In 1912, Converse Toy Company President Morton Converse had a man design a replica of their #12 rocking horse - but 4 times larger. The horse was moved and rebuilt in 1962, and has been 'facelifted' since. The horse is named Clyde and is now located on land in front of the Colonial Cooperative Bank.

[Jennifer Whitaker, 07/09/2006]

Clyde II, the 1988 version of the rocking horse, is on display under a wooden gazebo.


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