Thursday, March 01, 2018

Line Mar Match Box Construction 077 - Hand Wagon

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.

077. Hand Wagon

This was another toy that simply could not be built with the pieces provided -- not unless one wanted to modify them.

The first problem is in the handle. There isn't a dowel short enough to secure the five-hole strips to the three-hole strips and be flush with the fiberboard collars. 

Also, there isn't a dowel short enough to secure the handle to the two cubes in front of the wagon body. The dowels that hold those cubes to the body get in the way. 

I could have cut dowels of the proper lengths for the build. But I didn't. The whole purpose of this project is to build the toys with the pieces that came with the set. 

Below is the result, and it's a bit of cheat. I simply placed the handle between the two cubes. The only thing holding it in place is tension. Those two collars between the strips make the assembly a tight fit between the cubes. 

It's fine for a photo, but it means the handle isn't really attached to anything, so you can't use it to pull the wagon. 

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