• Salty Dog Sky Hook Balance Toy Museum
  • Salty Dog Sky Hook Balance Toy Museum

Salty Dog Sky Hook Balance Toy


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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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