Tin Elephant Circus Ball Game is a fascinating clockwork toy with a very long running motor.
An elephant spins a propellor on its nose whilst at the same time balls run down a ramp and turn a wheel, the balls then get carried back up to the start by a turning screw like device and then run back down the ramp.
Interestingly this humble tin toy uses the Archimedes' screw principle to transport the balls back to the top.
A great toy beautifully printed with circus images around the base. It comes in a brown box with a colour image on the front.
Size: 18cm high x 19cm wide
Material / Mechanism:Tin / Clockwork / Removable key
We like this because: "really fascinating mechanism."