Friday, October 27, 2017

Line Mar Match Box Construction 071 - Turn Stile

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.

071. Turn Stile

Yes, a "turn stile" is the same as a turnstile. This construction set was made in Japan, and sometimes the translation doesn't quite work.

The build was pretty easy for the turnstile. The nub at the top of the capstan isn't as pronounced as it appears in the illustration. The dowel simply wasn't long enough to make that happen.

Otherwise, the complete toy looks like the image. And it does rotate. That makes it one of the few toys in this series that a kid could actually play with!

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