Toys inspired by and demonstrating aspects of science were popular in Victorian times. People loved toys that did the seemingly impossible. Optical illusions, magnetic forces, the laws of gravity: They all seemed magical in an era when society was changing fast and the industrial revolution was unstoppable. Balance toys were originally called skyhooks, effortless counter-weighted toys that could be set on a shelf or the rim of a table and set in motion to everybody's delight and amazement.

  • Three dimensional
  • Made of metal
  • Hand painted
  • Dimensions of Angel: 14.25" H x 10.25" W
  • Dimensions of Drummer Boy: 21" H x 7" W
  • Wrought Iron Floor Stand: 15.75" W x 46" H
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