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The rowing sailor of Authentic Models Salty Dog Balance Toy seems to carry a light load; at least he makes that impression. One of the least liked and heaviest jobs of 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. This Balance Toy would make a lovely addition as a piece of decor in a bathroom, beach house or a nautical-inspired interior.
Cut by hand using original templates, this balance toy is made from a recycled metal sheet. It has been hand painted in great detail and finished with a rich aged patina. It includes a counterweight calibrated to create swing and a matching metal stand.
Gadgets inspired by science were popular in the Victorian period. People loved demonstrations of the seemingly impossible. Optical illusions, magnetic forces, the laws of gravity etc, all seemed magical in an era when society was changing fast and the industrial revolution was unstoppable. Balance toys became popular in such a time; people wanted their toys to move, to appear different and to be fascinating to the eye. This balance toy has an articulated sailor whilst the dinghy is set in motion and rocks back and forth.
Product Code: TM036 Brand: Authentic Models Material: Iron Quick ship item: Yes Colour: Yellow
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