Make Hallowe’en Whoopee with Mechanical Tricks (Nov, 1932)
These tricks are really dorky but anyone who uses the phrase “nocturnal orgy of nonsensical abandon” is OK in my book.
Make Hallowe’en Whoopee with Mechanical Tricks
by DALE R. VAN HORN
A Hallowe’en party might be defined as a nocturnal orgy of nonsensical abandon. In other words, an affair when any goofy trick is in order. If you want to show your guests some real fun perform the stunts described here and then won’t be a single moment of boredom
ON HALLOWE’EN Eve you can stage all the goofy stunts you have been wanting to exploit for a long time. Nothing is too low-brow for the occasion. It is the one time of the whole year, not even excepting New Year’s, when you can forget worldly cares and the weight of adult responsibilities, and have a thoroughly good time.
SKI-HI STILTS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES (Aug, 1954)
Make blog had a post with a pair of stilts that look exactly like these yesterday. They also have instructions on how to build them so you can save your self a quarter.
SKI-HI STILTS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES
Two lengths of Reynolds Do-It-Yourself Aluminum tubing and one piece of bar stock are the necessary materials. You can turn it out in very little time by following simplified directions outlined in Easi-Bild Pattern No. 552.- 25c with coupon
Mystery Top (May, 1952)
Otherwise known as a Tippe Top, it’s really something to watch.
How does it work? A mysterious top, spun on a smooth surface in the ordinary manner, spins normally for a few seconds, then rolls over and continues to spin on its stem. Eventually, as it “runs down,” the plastic top rolls over on its side and finally resumes its normally upright position. It comes in two-color combinations.
Funster (Dec, 1947)
Sounds like a Web2.0 company to me. I’ll bet if we called it Funstr we could get it funded.
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An Ideal Xmas Gift For All The Children
Twelve sheets of pictures with drawings and instructions for all twenty ways for ONLY $2.00
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AMERICAN BOYS BILL OF RIGHTS (Dec, 1947)
Ahh yes that elusive 73rd amendment, “Those under voting age have the right to SHOOT SAFELY” it’s sandwiched between the 72nd (the right to SLEEP SOUNDLY) and before the 74th (the right to TWO ALL BEEF PATTIES in your Big Mac).
AMERICAN BOYS BILL OF RIGHTS
We… The Boys of America believe in these OURRIGHTS: the right to LIBERTY, hard-won by our forefathers ~ the right to HAPPINESS that comes with the growth of a healthy body and mind ~ the right to TRAINING, thoughtfully planned by parents, school and church ~ the right to OPPORTUNITY, to live, learn, play and grow up in the time-honored traditions of a free people ~ and the right to learn to SHOOT SAFELY. We recognize and accept the responsibility imposed by these Rights. But ~ until we are old enough to vote we expect YOU ~ our fathers, mothers and other citizens who elect America’s city, county, state and federal officers ~ to be eternally vigilant that our RIGHTS be not abridged!