Friday, June 03, 2016

Line Mar Match Box Construction 007 - Skyscraper

007 - Skyscraper
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.

007. Skyscraper

As I've mentioned in past posts, stacking these featherweight little pieces of metal can be tricky. When the pieces were stamped, the sides were bent to approximately right angles. It's close enough for manufacturing a low-end toy component, but not good enough to stand one piece on top of the other.

Previously I had bent sides to true 90° angles so the pieces would stack up straight. With this structure (the tallest so far), I discovered that the pieces weren't cut quite square, either. That's why the top four stories lean slightly backward.

Fortunately, it all held together long enough for me to take the shot -- but only just.

Behold the mighty skyscraper -- bending in the wind!

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