The socalled Jacob's ladder or magic staircase magic is one of the most ancient and popular optical toys. While not confirmed, it is said that a toy of similar characteristics was found in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun, which could be inferred that the Egyptians were the inventors of this curious system of linking the tablets, for whom and by simply turning 180 the handle, they change "magically" its position giving to the viewer the opposite side of which was seeing. There are also historical reviews that say that the artisans of ancient Mexico, also manufactured this curious instrument.
In Victorian England it became very porpular usually represented soldiers of the time or as famous characters like the Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, which is play our exemplary.
We also have another variant of the same game with a picture of the two most famous characters in world literature: Don Quixote and Sanchopanza.
length: 22 cm
width: 11 cm
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