Victorian Era Toy Hot Air Balloon.    This and that horse r,acing game in the movie "Dave"

Victorian Era Toy Hot Air Balloon. This and that horse r,acing game in the movie "Dave"

Bird in Cage Victorian Toy Thaumatrope

Bird in Cage Victorian Toy Thaumatrope

Optical Illusion Spinner Ideas (For Our Cardboard Spinner Classroom Craft. These are tied different than the other spinner type, but would be made in exactly the same way otherwise.)

1860 British Gyroscope at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London - From the curators' comments: "The Victorian era was a time when the study of science was greatly encouraged. Toys that were also educational, such as this gyroscopic top, were very popular. Gyroscopes were used as balance levels in airplanes and submarines."

Gyroscope

1860 British Gyroscope at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood, London - From the curators' comments: "The Victorian era was a time when the study of science was greatly encouraged. Toys that were also educational, such as this gyroscopic top, were very popular. Gyroscopes were used as balance levels in airplanes and submarines."

A thaumatrope was a hugely popular toy in Victorian times, a kind of old-school stop motion trick, or an old-school show with only one channel. With the wonder of persistence of vision, a bird magically transported into a cage with just a twirl of a string.

A thaumatrope was a hugely popular toy in Victorian times, a kind of old-school stop motion trick, or an old-school show with only one channel. With the wonder of persistence of vision, a bird magically transported into a cage with just a twirl of a string.

A rare pair of 'Road Rollers' have been unveiled at a British museum. The contraptions were popular with businessmen in Victorian times, who skated to work.

Unveiled: World's oldest pair of roller skates - as worn by the big wheels of Victorian business

A rare pair of 'Road Rollers' have been unveiled at a British museum. The contraptions were popular with businessmen in Victorian times, who skated to work.

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