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riding the waves balance toy

Riding the Waves Balance Toy

balance toys

14-1/4"x 4"x 21-3/4"H

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Riding the Waves balance toy. Functioning skyhook replica of 18 and 19th C. classic seasonal accessories.

- hand made from recycled sheet iron;
- cut by hand using original templates;
- hand painted in great details;
- finished in aged patina, waxed;
-molded on bronze cast molds in two halves, then welded;
- counterweight calibrated to create swing;
- come with matching metal stand;

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Gadgets inspired by science were popular in Victorian times. People loved demonstrations of the seemingly impossible. Optical illusions, magnetic forces, the laws of gravity, all seemed magical in an era when society was changing fast and industrial revolution was unstoppable.

Skyhooks could be set on a shelf or the rim of the table and set in motion to everybody's delight and amazement.


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