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Page Background Surprise San ta Skating Santa Skiing Santa

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...

Santa's Sleigh