A regular customer of ours came into the shop to ask Mark’s advice on how to restore a wonderful turn of the century toy which belonged to her father and she wanted to hand on to one of her grandchilden but the ears and mouth had broken over the years and she thought it was unsafe. Mark decided to try to restore the horse slightly more than that and regain some of its glory. He made the horse new ears, a new saddle and neck band, a new tail, filed down all the sharp parts and then repainted and sealed with relic paint. The customer was absolutely delighted as her father had this horse since 1914 as shown in one of the photographs. We advised the customer to use as a display item rather than a toy for safekeeping.