Salty Dog Sky Hook Balance Toy
Balancing toys have been around for centuries, teaching children and adults about the laws of physics. In Victorian times, originally called skyhooks, but also known as balance toys, were first made to demonstrate the workings of counterweights and centrifugal force: simple counter-weighted toys which could be set on a shelf or the rim of a table, and set in motion to everyones delight and amazement. They soon evolved into fun and whimsical objects, never ceasing to amuse and surprise: people loved to watch toys that were doing things that seemed impossible. In an era where the laws of gravity and electricity seemed magical, balance toys became very popular. Even though we now understand the mystery of the laws of gravity, there is still something fascinating and amusing in watching a balanced object lean and sway.
- A skyhook figure depicting one of the least enjoyable jobs of a sailor—rowing out on a boat to place the ship’s anchor in the right place.
- While the model looks simple and playful, any collector would find this a good piece for any home décor idea, or a display item for a mini museum or library and even a naval-themed restaurant or bar.
- Our rowing sailor seems to carry a light load; at least he makes that impression.
- Hand made and hand painted in sheet metal. The anchor line is made of twisted metal wire.
- Material: Metal
- Colour: Multicolour
- W 29 x D 12 x H 57 CM
|Dispatch Timing||Normally dispatched within 3 business days|
|Notes||This item comes with 12-Months Manufacturer Warranty|
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Besides having a few minor delays on delivery to begin with, Alice from customer Service at Nestz Living was absolutely delightful to deal with providing a 5 star service.
She corrected everything in a short period of time. We are very happy with her service.
Great price in comparison to other shops, it seems great quality, will wait and see how it holds up once dog arrives. Arrived on time.
Looks great, very comfortable.
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This is such a nice unit. It actually looks like the pictures. It took a long time to put together, but that is always the case with flat pack furniture. I was very impressed with Nestz's customer service. The top piece of the unit arrived damaged. Nestz provided me with a replacement and took the damaged part the next day.
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