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The Catapult

There were four different catapults used in Europe by the Romans during the 1st and 2nd centuries of the common era. These included non-torsion and torsion arrow-throwing engines, torsion stone throwers and during the late third century, the one armed onager designed to throw stones. It is the latter version, that Faire Tyme Toys brings to you as our toy catapult. The only difference is size and the fact that our catapult throws marshmallows!

From American Agriculturalist 1877
From Toys with Nine Lives
By Andrew McClary

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