Friday, December 23, 2016

Line Mar Match Box Construction 033 Acrobat

I found a Line Mar Match Box Construction Set from the 1930s, complete and with instructions. The box claimed the set made 100 different toys. I decided to test that claim -- one toy at a time. You can read all the posts for the Line Mar construction project at 100 Toys.

033 Acrobat

The acrobat was an easy toy to build. All of the toys that have a human figure (like the 030 Man, or 031 Rope Walker) have the same basic construction. In this case, the only puzzle was figuring out what to use for weights. The wooden discs seemed right, although I'm not sure if there should be a fiberboard washer between each set as a spacer (I decided against it). 

To me, the figure looked more like a weight lifter than an acrobat. I guess he's holding some type of balancing beam -- a weight lifter would throw his back out holding a barbell like that!

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