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One Stick Acrobat

Now all wood with no wire in construction


The One Stick Acrobat

It is thought that these ingenious and very sophisticated toys may have originated in Germany, travelled to Europe and then eventually ended up in North America in the 18th century. Examples of this type of “torque toy” were found by early explorers as far north as Alaska. There were several variations of this acrobat toy and numerous ways to make them work. One worked by pulling a string, while another worked by squeezing the ends of two long sticks. FAIRE TYME TOYS offers both of these types and each one is guaranteed to do “amazing” acrobatic tricks!


18th or 19th Century
Monkey on a Stick












Girl with One Stick Acrobat







Historic picture from "History of Toys" by Antonia Fraser.
The One Stick Acrobat is a very close relative of the Monkey/Animal on a stick. Some of those date back to the 16th century.


Click Here to see a video demonstrating the One Stick Acrobat. Just pull the cord and give a bit of a flip, and watch him do his stuff.
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