Electric Pony Bucks and Trots (Jan, 1932)
I wonder if they installed it outside the Piggly Wiggly.
Electric Pony Bucks and Trots
A NEW entertainment device which holds lots of fun for the youngsters is an electrical pony invented by Otto Hahs, a mechanic of Sikeston, Mo. The pony is operated by electricity and is set in motion by depositing a nickel in a slot in the neck of the beast. The pony lopes, trots and bucks, the rider regulating the gait with the bridle reins, to suit his tastes.
Electronic Tick-Tack-Toe (Aug, 1950)
How do you cheat in Tick-Tack-Toe?
Tick-Tack-Toe brain is invention of 18-year-old Noel Elliott, finalist in the Westinghouse science talent search. After three years’ work, involving a study of the 362,882 possible variations, he perfected the machine so that it either wins or ties every game. It responds with a light flash when you pull a switch in any square. Sometimes it’s caught cheating a little.
Propeller Drives Homemade Flying Merry-Go-Round (May, 1939)
This thing looks incredibly fun!
Propeller Drives Homemade Flying Merry-Go-Round
A FLYING merry-go-round in their own back yard is the pride and joy of young” Christopher Elliott and his sister Maureen, of Beccles, Suffolk, England. Built by their father, the novel whirligig has a two-passenger open gondola suspended from twin booms that revolve around a central post firmly set into concrete. Driving power for the unusual homemade flying machine is furnished by a one-horsepower gasoline engine that whirls a twenty-three-inch wooden propeller incased in a protective cowling of wire and metal. Cross bracing between booms and center post adds stability.
Make Your Own Kaleidoscope (Oct, 1944)
I love how they emphasize the fact that they used a COLOR camera.
Our Color Camera Takes a Look Through a Kaleidoscope
By HARRY WALTON
Photographs by WILLIAM MORRIS and ROBERT SMITH
VISITORS to London about 1816 were amazed to see people in the streets gazing skyward through pasteboard tubes. But these watchers were peering at no eclipse or comet. They were fascinated by a scientific novelty that had taken London by stormâ€”the kaleidoscope, invented by Sir David Brewster. First regarded only as a toy, it was soon adopted by artists as an aid in originating new designs. Sir David named his invention by combining three Greek words: kalos, meaning beautiful; eidos, form; and skopeo, I see. Almost anyone who has looked through a kaleidoscope will agree that the name is appropriate.
GAS MASKS – GREATEST TOY SENSATION IN YEARS (Mar, 1946)
Gee, what a great toy, no way it could be dangerous, right?
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GREATEST TOY SENSATION IN YEARS. LOADS OF FUN.
Real Gas Masks that originally cost $2.50. This great toy value makes you look like a man from Mars, Fine for spraying paint, in-sectictdes, etc. Has big plastic, shatterproof goggles, intake and exhaust valves, filtering cannister, etc. Be the first among your play mates to own one. Big canvas carrying bag with shoulder strap and snap button fastener included FREE if you order now. Send dollar bill with name and address. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back. Send today.
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“Tourist” Trailer for Youngsters Is Towed by a Tricycle (Oct, 1938)
For some reason this reminds me of a David Lynch film…
“Tourist” Trailer for Youngsters Is Towed by a Tricycle
Touring the seashore at Venice, Calif., is a streamline trailer towed by a streamline tricycle. Tiny as it is, the miniature trailer is big enough for two little girls to “keep house” in as they play on the beach. Their grandfather built the two-wheel trailer.