Thursday, July 26, 2018

Line Mar Match Box Construction 097 - Weaver

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.

097. Weaver

The final group of objects on this instruction sheet seems to be of an industrial nature. In this case, a hand-cranked "weaver." To me, it looks like those top two dowels would be something that gathers thread as it spins - like a flyer on a spinning wheel. So not necessarily a weaver, but some type of textile-related machine.

The most difficult part of this project was trying to figure out how the crankshaft connected to the rotating axle.

As always, the illustrator drew the model with a much neater appearance than was possible to build. Note the support pillars. Both lengths of the dowels were too long for their intended purposes. 


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