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AMAZING-NEW-ELECTRONIC HAND SHOCKER (Feb, 1950)

AMAZING-NEW-ELECTRONIC HAND SHOCKER
Enjoy hours of harmless entertainment at home and at work. Inclosed in a plastic, pocket size case.
$2.98 COD in U.S.A
BORN MFG. CO.
P.O. Box 461
TIMES SQ. STA. NEW YORK CITY

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Compressed Air Fire Engine Shoots Real Stream of Water (Jan, 1932)

Compressed Air Fire Engine Shoots Real Stream of Water

WITH a set of coaster wagon wheels and axles, an old auto gas tank and steering wheel, two tire pumps and odds and ends of lumber, you can build this novel little fire engine which will squirt a stream of water to a considerable height. It is equipped with a powerful brake and a siren, and is propelled by two members of the crew on the push-bar behind. Painted a bright red with bronze trimming it certainly looks like business and furnishes no end of fun making runs to imaginary fires.

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Very Early Slinky Knockoff (Mar, 1947)

This ad appeared a little more than a year after the Slinky made its debut, but it’s the only one I’ve ever seen. I wonder if the slinky people got them shut down.

Mr. Walker
THE FASCINATING ACTION TOY FOR YOUNGSTERS AND ADULTS
WALKS DOWNSTAIRS!

America’s greatest post-war Action Toy. It walks down a flight of stairs! Fascinating and exciting. Nothing to get out of order. No winding, no motor. Just set it on the top step, flip it and plop, plop, plop, it goes down stairs automatically like a giant night-crawler. Be the first to amaze your friends with this toy sensation. Fun galore!

SEND NO MONEY. Just write your name and address on a penny postcard and mail it to us TODAY. We will mail “Mr. Walker to you. On arrival simply deposit only $1.00 plus C.O.D. postage with postman.

AGENTS WANTED—Easy to demonstrate, easy to sell. Write for special agents deal.
Travis Products Co.
Dept. 48 C 224 W. Huron St. Chicago 10, Ill.

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Flivver With a Kick (Sep, 1951)

Flivver With a Kick
STUDENTS at the University of Houston recently converted a sedate Ford into a bucking bronco! Under the direction of W. C. Rowlette of the automotive shop, they built Leapin’ Lena for the school’s annual Frontier Fiesta show.

A ’39 Ford which hadn’t been doing anyone much good was stripped of its old frame. The correct mechanical touches gave it
the lope and bounce of a real Western horse and a saddle was added. Then, the mechanized bronco was ready for the show.

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Robots in Ragtime (Sep, 1951)

Robots in Ragtime
THE Japanese have come up with something new in toys. It’s a mechanical orchestra and its tinny music has captured the hearts of the youngsters.

Jiro Aizawa, an ex-Kamikaze plane designer, is the creator. Loath to discard his mechanical training after the war, he turned to experimentation with robots, a subject in which he had long been interested. His results are quite amazing.

The orchestra’s actual music is produced by a phonograph record synchronized with the movements of the players. In its repertoire are: Buttons and Bows, Beer Barrel Polka and Rumba Tamba.

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“G-BOY” REPEATING CAP PISTOL (Mar, 1946)

Boy! It’s Keen
A REAL METAL RAPID FIRING “G-BOY” REPEATING CAP PISTOL

$1.95 (Gun Only)
Box of 5 rolls caps 7 Boxes . . . $1.00

RAPID FIRING!
LOOKS LIKE A REAL “45″
ACTUALLY SMOKES ON FIRING HAS LOUD EXPLOSIVE REPORT

It’s a real thriller. Yes! Looks and feels like the Automatic “45′s” carried by our Army Officer . . . It’s made of strong lightweight aluminum . . . with a plastic “Pearl” handle. It’s easy to reload. Any boy would gladly give his entire allowance for one of these.

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Build a Basement Golf Course (Jun, 1950)

BASEMENT Golf

By Allan Carpenter

POPULARITY of miniature golf has brought the game right into the basement in the form of a knockdown course that can be picked up and stored away almost as easily as you would a game of croquet. It’s an exciting game the whole family can enjoy the year round—from the youngsters on up to the avid golfer who will find it good practice in keeping his putting eye keen. Standard putters and irons are used and scoring is done as in real golf, penalties being counted as strokes. As for space, most basements, especially those with compact heating units, will accommodate the “concentrated” nine-hole course pictured in the illustration above, but, where there’s only a minimum of space, a lot of fun can be had from a much smaller course. As each green is complete in itself and lightweight, the course can be quickly set up. Most of the greens are fairly shallow to permit stacking them in little space when not in use. Where yard area is sufficient to permit an outdoor course, a suggested layout for an 18-hole one is given in the plan view on page 197. Construction of nine additional greens is given to supplement the nine shown above.

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PLYWOOD PLAY PLANKS (Dec, 1953)

These look like they would be a blast. Giant tinkertoys!

PLYWOOD PLAY PLANKS

Give your child countless hours of interesting, instructive, and clean play by making him this jumbo-size set of building blocks.

ANY kid who has this plank set will be . the hero of the block—and his hero will be his dad for making it for him. With the set, he is equipped to build any number of walk-in projects. Houses, forts, ships, castles, garages, locomotives—there’s no limit to the designs that healthy imagination and young hands can produce.

The planks are light and clean. They are simple enough for a three-year-old to use, yet interesting enough to keep a ten-year-old busy. No nails or fasteners are needed —the planks interlock strongly and safely. They won’t crack or warp and children can’t break them. Even the most ambitious play-plank buildings can be dismantled and stored in a few minutes.

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FOR THE KIDDIES (Dec, 1953)

FOR THE KIDDIES

TOY FIBERGLAS CAR, manufactured in Connecticut by the New London Metal Processing Corp., has a top speed of 5 mph, powered by a truck battery.

JUVENILE JIVESTERS. below, can play real tunes on these plastic toy instruments manufactured by Emenee Industries, 200 Fifth Avenue, N. Y.

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Red Ryder: Be a Cowboy (Oct, 1940)

You’ll shoot your eye out!

Be a Cowboy
Get this new 1000-shot Red Ryder Carbine
Write for FREE New Catalog

Carry this genuine Cowboy Style Carbine-Daisy’s new RED RYDER CARBINE featuring: 16″ Leather Saddle Thong on genuine Western CARBINE RING! Golden Bands! Red Ryder BRAND on Pistol Grip Stock! 1000-Shot Repeater! Lightning-Loader Device! $2.95at Dealers. If he hasn’t it, send us $2.95. We’ll mail yours postpaid. (Duty added in Canada).
DAISY MANUFACTURING COMPANY
5510 Union St., Plymouth, Mich., U.S.A.

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