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The Clown Balance Toy is part of Authentic Models collection of functioning replicas of 18th and 19th Century balance toys. These 3d balance toys are hard to come by. Each comes with a serial number and tag of authenticity, and these are limited editions which will no doubt become highly sort after.
Cut by hand using original templates, this toy is made from a recycled tin sheet. It has been hand painted in great detail and finished with a rich wax and aged patina. It includes a counterweight calibrated to create swing and a matching metal stand.
Gadgets inspired by science were popular in the 19th century. The Victorians 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 due to the industrial revolution. Balance toys became popular in such a time; people wanted their toys to move, to appear different and to be fascinating to the eye.
Product Code: TM116 Brand: Authentic Models Material: Iron Quick ship item: Yes Colour: Blue, Yellow
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