Thursday, April 12, 2018

Line Mar Match Box Construction 083 - Turning Figure

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.

083. Turning Figure

This toy was something of a puzzle. The most critical part of the turning figure apparatus is hidden from view. 

There are no gears in this set. So if, in theory, this illustration represented a working model, how do you transfer the power from the crank to the dowel supporting the figure?

No idea. Plus, it's not clear if the bottom of that dowel is attached to anything. 

So I improvised. To add stability, I had attached the long dowel to a cube. And I didn't worry about making this a functional model. So the crank assembly is just a dummy. But At least it (mostly) looks like the illustration.

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