Jacob’s ladder is a deceptively simple toy. Although it dates from Victorian times, it has stood the test of time and still has the ability to puzzle and enchant children of all ages. Better still it has no batteries, magnets or electronics. A Jacob’s Ladder is about illusion and magic – wooden blocks appear to change position in a column while held together with ribbon. But just how this visual illusion occurs is truly fascinating. This toy is suitable for children but also offers a glimpse into their past for many adults.
h x 6.5 cm w x 5 cm d x 5 cm extended x 30.5 cm