road racer balance toy
Road Racer Balance Toy
9-1/2"x 4-1/4"x 15"H
Road Racer balance toy. Functioning skyhook replica of 18 and 19th C. classic seasonal accessories. From a time when sports car racing was a gentleman's occupation - including opening the hood and tinkering with the twelve cylinder inline Hispano Suiza. These charming times are now long past, and the Grand Prix circuit is a televised commercial event. Smile at our Bugatti bolide, which is not going to win this year's grand Prix de Monaco,
but keeps trying to advance.
- 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;
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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