Balance Toys by Authentic Models
Balance toys were first made to demonstrate the workings of counterweights and centrifugal force. Their popularity grew as a decorative item during the Victorian times when mechanical gadgets inspired by science were marvelled. The prospect of an optical illusion that defied the laws of gravity seemed simply magical in that era! Balance toys like the ones below could be placed on a shelf or the edge of a table and set in motion, providing delight and amusement for all ages to enjoy. All of our vintage balance toys by Authentic Models are cut from metal sheet and carefully painted by hand with elegant depictions of royalty, mystical creatures, fictional characters and more! These fascinating metal balance toys are highly collectible, making excellent gifts for special occasions to evoke a sense of joy and nostalgia.