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salty dog balance toy

Salty Dog Balance Toy

balance toys ATM036

9-1/2"x 4"x 17-3/4"H

list price: $111.25
your price: $89.00
salty dog sky hook salty dog sky hook

Salty Dog balance toy. Functioning skyhook replica of 19th C. classic seasonal accessories. One of the least liked and heaviest jobs o f the Sailing Age was for the sailor to row out the ship's anchor and place it in position. Sometimes several anchors were needed to make for a safe and secure berth.

Our rowing sailor seems to carry a light load; at least he makes that impression. Hand made and hand painted in sheet metal. The anchor line is made of twisted metal wire.

- 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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