Friday, March 10, 2017

Line Mar Match Box Construction 043 - Street Sign

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.

043. Street Sign

Construction of the street sign was pretty simple. Because the instructions only show one view of each toy, I sometimes have to make guesses about how things actually fit together. In this case, the upper part of the sign was pretty simple. The horizontal dowel in the sign board determined how far up the vertical dowel could go. 

The drawing shows the vertical dowel at just about maximum length, which meant it couldn't extend very far into the base. So there's nothing securing the two base pieces together. The whole assembly is just sitting on the flat foundation piece. Fortunately, it was stable enough to get the photo. 

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