Kiddies’ “Whirl Swing” Combines Clothes Drier (Aug, 1937)
Kiddies’ “Whirl Swing” Combines Clothes Drier
A LAWN clothes drier that combines a thrilling “Whirl Swing” for children can be built from odds and ends at a negligible cost. The arms of the clothes drier, when not used for that purpose, are fitted with hobby horses to accommodate kiddie riders.
Make the upright post from a length of 2-1/2 or 3-inch iron pipe and anchor it in a concrete foundation below the level of the lawn. Atop the post, mount a cast iron bearing unit, made as described in the details at left or, if desired, an auto wheel from which the rim and a portion of the spokes have been removed.
Make the swinging arms from 5-inch by 1-1/2-inch oak, anchoring them to the bearing unit with long bolts. Attach horses, cut from 5-ply veneering, to opposite ends of arms in such a manner so as to permit their removal when not in use.