Meet the Maker: Home-Made Toy for Girls & Boys

 

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Step back in time with artist John P Chismar as he presents favorite projects constructed from plans drafted by A. Neely Hall in his 1915 book “Home-Made Toys for Girls and Boys”. Projects include toys such as the paper pinwheel, buzz-saw whirligig, the eight-blade windmill with toy jumping-jack, clog-dancer, a home-made toy motor-boat and a toy elevator. You will be transported to simpler times by the “Toy Shocking Machine” when toys utilized “large shocking coils [to] contract the muscles to such an extent that it is impossible to let go of the metal grips until the current has been shut off…” Come join John for some old fashioned pastimes.

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