Thursday, May 03, 2018

Line Mar Match Box Construction 086 Well

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.

086. Well

This was a pretty simple toy to build -- mostly. The spigot wouldn't stay in place, but that's not surprising. The illustrator apparently thought the large block had a series of holes in the middle, instead of the slots it actually has. As I prepared the shot, the spigot dowel, held in place by two fiberboard collars, slowly slide down the slot.

Also, it's not clear from the illustration exactly how the long dowel is supposed to attach to the pump arm. I tried stripping the wire and inserting it into the center fo the dowel, but that didn't work (the wire was too thin and kept bending). In the end, I just used tape to secure the hook to the dowel.

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