Monticello’s Wooden Hobby Horse
By Channel Craft
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Channel Craft is honored by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation to create an heirloom reproduction Hobby Horse from one of Monticello’s Tulip Poplar Trees. This limited edition Hobby Horse is laser engraved and individually numbered. A portion of the proceeds from the sales benefit Thomas Jefferson Foundation’s educational programs. Monticello history and interpretive text is included.
Shipping & Returns
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Most orders will ship out within a day of ordering; however some orders will take 24-48 hours to process. Your order will be shipped via standard shipping unless you select an alternative. All packaging materials are biodegradable packing peanuts and recycled crinkle paper and that boxes from suppliers are recycled as well.
packing peanuts, recycled crinkle paper, & recycled boxes.
About Channel Craft
Channel Craft began as a one-man operation back in 1983 from the back of a step van / traveling wood shop, when president and founder Dean Helfer, Jr. drove from craft shows to folk festivals peddling his hand-crafted wooden products. He would arrive at a craft show the evening before and set up his traveling wood shop for the next morning ready to sand and sell his products that were finished right before the customer’s very eyes. The craft circuit opened new avenues and provided the necessary cash flow to put together a true manufacturing operation.
As the years went on, Dean and his crew settled in the small mining town of Ellsworth, Pennsylvania to set up a “permanent” shop to hand craft his goodies. Dean had rubbed elbows with many other U.S. toy and game manufacturers and had worked out distributor partnerships to sell their products along with the Channel Craft toys. These partnerships turned into lasting business and personal relationships that would begin to bring together the cohesive theme of “Authentic American Toys, Games and Puzzles made in the USA.”
Space constraints required Channel Craft to seek out a larger manufacturing facility if they wanted to continue producing the American Pastimes that had brought them this far. In 1991, Dean and Channel Craft settled into an old Army Corps of Engineers building south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River in Charleroi, PA. With upwards of 70 employees, Channel Craft was “Quality Crafting” toys, games and puzzles for thousands of museums, specialty toy and gift shops, mail-order catalog companies and department stores.
With an addition of a new warehouse and shipping facility (left) in 1998, Channel Craft currently occupies three buildings (Manufacturing, Assembly and Shipping/Receiving) and continues to hand craft Toys, Games and Puzzles right here in the U.S.A.
Each year, new products grace the pages of their catalog and are tailor-made for each specialty toy and gift store, museum, park and attraction. You’ll never find Channel Craft products in the major discount stores or worldwide superstore chains. Continue to look for the “Quality Crafted Fun” that is still made right here in the U.S.A. for another twenty-five more years to come.
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