A cautious pilot, with wings attached to his balloon! Judging by the overall colour scheme, the pilot is heading for the Arctic. Or maybe he is going to count penguins in the Antarctic?
As well as the extra wings, there is also a propeller at the back as well. This pilot is taking no chances!
Suspended from a long spring, as the balloon drifts in every passing breeze the wings give a little flap and the propeller turns.
Our pilot has a telescope in his hand, and in his coat pocket is what looks like a rolled up map. This man certainly knows where he is going!
19 x 24 x 13cm (excluding basket)
Tim's Amazing Vintage Retro Steampunk Flying Machines
These flying machines were made in the Philippines about 20 years ago. They have been sitting in a warehouse ever since! Made of metal, with ceramic hand painted figures, there is no plastic involved. Hand made by skilled craftsmen, each one will be slightly different. This is a decorative item, and is fairly fragile. It is not a toy, and should not be handled by children.
We are very pleased to have been able to acquire this consignment of flying machines. Quantities of each item are limited, and once sold, there will be no more.