I have always associated Jacob's Ladder with Christmas. I am quite sure that I did not get one every single year but clearly getting one on some Christmas morning stuck with me! They are a classic and entertaining toy. The first documented description of a Jacob's Ladder toy was in an issue of Scientific American in 1889 and it is said to be the most famous and ancient folk toys. Legend has it that there was one found in the tomb of King Tut leading many to believe that they were played with before 1352 B.C.!
Recommended for 5+