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Prop and Tiller CLUB HOUSE (Aug, 1929)

This is a pretty sweet clubhouse.

Prop and Tiller CLUB HOUSE

By HI SIBLEY

HAVING selected the site for this novel clubhouse, preferably in a more or less open space in backyard or vacant lot, stake off the floor plan and locate the tower foundation.

Dig a pit about 5 ft. square and 18 in. deep and raise the four upright timbers, 4 by 4 in. by 17 ft. 6 in., one at a time by means of poles and ropes. When the first is up, guy it with four wires and by means of a plumbline see that it is absolutely vertical. When the second is up, secure this to the first temporarily by means of boards nailed diagonally, and so on with the other two.

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Easy STUNTS with Paper (Dec, 1929)

Easy STUNTS with Paper

Amusing tricks can easily be performed with sheets of paper if you know how to fold and cut or tear to obtain intricate and unusual patterns. Soldier hats and headpieces of other styles as well as the Jacob’s ladder can be speedily produced.

by KEENAN H. WARD

ALL you require in the way of equipment is a sheet of paper. All you need to do is fold it several times, here and there; tear it, so and so . . . and there you are with a clever paper hat, a mariner’s wheel, a paper ladder or some other clever little knick-knack of entertainment or utility.

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New Toys for Junior (Jul, 1950)

New Toys for Junior

Atomic Lab Set. shown at the American Toy Fair in New York, has cloud chamber that makes visible the paths taken by speeding alpha particles, a Geiger counter, and a screen that shows the break-up of radio-active material. A. C. Gilbert Co., of New Haven, Conn.

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Fun with Shadows for Home Entertainers (Jan, 1930)

Fun with Shadows for Home Entertainers

Profiles of birds and beasts can be made with hands, a light and a screen. This feature explains how anyone can cast the shadows of sixteen different figures, an accomplishment which will provide many full evenings of entertainment for either children or adults.

Ordinary sheet provides the screen for shadow entertainment. Strong electric bulb can be provided with home-made reflector and a cardboard shield — all the equipment needed for highly entertaining home program based on complete details in this article.

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New Golf Game Played Like Pool (Mar, 1931)

New Golf Game Played Like Pool

THERE seems to be no end to the contraptions devised to satisfy the golf lust in mankind. The latest device is a cross between miniature golf and pool, having features of both games. The links consists of an area of greensward arranged like a pool table, and the goal of the player is to put the balls into the pockets.

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DICK TRACY WRIST RADIO (Dec, 1952)

DICK TRACY WRIST RADIO

… for Kids from 6 to 60

WEAR IT LIKE A WATCH – USE IT AS A RADIO!
SHOCKPROOF – SAFE!

One of the most compact sets you’ve ever seen!

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A Boy-Powered Submarine (Jan, 1932)

A Boy-Powered Submarine

By DEE ENGEL

Many of the towns lying along the Platte River are close to sand pits — depressions made when sand is dredged. These fill up with clear water and the sandy sloping bottoms make these various pools ideal for swimming and other water sports. Don Webb lives in Kearney, Nebraska, and of course there is an abundance of these miniature lakes close by; so Don built a sub which is manned by a couple of boys. And to say that they have a lot of fun with it is putting it mildly.

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Mechanical Contraptions to Keep You Entertained (Mar, 1931)

Mechanical Contraptions to Keep You Entertained

by JAY EARLE MILLER

When the season opens for amusement parks this spring, you’ll find a number of new mechanical fun-makers ready for your entertainment. Mr. Miller attended an exposition of carnival men recently, and he tells here of the ingenious contraptions which were on display there.

HOW are you going to spend your money when you go to the amusement park next summer? What will they offer to entice your nickels, dimes and quarters?

If you want the answer drop in with me at the winter exposition when the outdoor showmen of America—circus men, carnival men, and state and county fair executives—meet to transact business. Here are all the new things thought up to give you a thrill or a laugh.

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Bridge Games Shown from Life on Screen (May, 1932)

Celebrity Basement Bridge doesn’t really have the same ring to it.

Bridge Games Shown from Life on Screen

FOLKS who enjoy playing the game of bridge will soon be able to step into their favorite movie theaters and watch an actual bridge game being played on the movie screen. It will be a picture from life, not a mere movie—the players will be located in the basement of the theater, and the scene shown will be an actual reproduction of their plays, flashed upon the screen by an ingenious arrangement of lights and mirrors.

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Amazing Values (Dec, 1952)

Don’t take away Happy’s cigarette or he’ll have a nic fit, just like mommy!

Amazing Values

Happy the Cowboy
• HE’S OVER 19″ TALL!
• MOVES HIS MOUTH
• ARMS AND LEGS!
• REAL COWBOY OUTFIT!

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