Thursday, May 24, 2018

Line Mar Match Box Construction 089 - Revolving Crane

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.

089. Revolving Crane

The series almost ended with this model. The crane assembly was too fragile to handle any stress, or even the weight of the bucket. It took quite a bit of work (and a little Stick-Um) to get everything to stay in place. 

You may notice an extra piece at the top of the tower. That was necessary to keep the crane assembly from toppling over backward. Because of the horizontal dowel anchoring the crane, I couldn't use a vertical dowel to secure the assembly. A little tape in the back did the trick.

And I won't even go into the problems trying to thread the string through all the points of contact while trying to hold the rickety thing together!

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