Spring Toys 2010

February is always a busy month for our toy collector Tim Rowett, since he attends the Toy Fair in Nurenburg, ...

Spinning Tops Part 2

Always a popular toy, Tim Rowett has acquired a great many spinning tops in his amazing toy collection. Here is ...

Atomic Trampoline

This amazing toy gives us an insight into the behaviour of metals at an atomic level! There are two perspex ...

 

String Toys

For this selection of toys from his collection, Tim has chosen toys that operate on the string. Some climb up a ...

Toy Misscellany 2

Here is another bakers dozen of weird and wonderful toys from Tims collection! First, three folding items. A coathanger that ...

Mexican Jumping Beans

Mexican Jumping Beans are seeds from a shrub Sebastiania pavoniana. The shrub grows in Mexico, especially in the northwest of the ...

 

Climbing Coin

A very simple but baffling little trick! The Chinese coin has a hole in the middle. When threaded on a ...

The Mighty Dollar

As well as being the offical currency of the US, the dollar is also widely used for financial transactions around the ...

Gyroscopic Jockey

This Japanese tin toy consists of a horse and rider, with a gyroscope below. Below the gyroscope there is a tiny ...