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Building Play Lot Equipment For The Kiddies Enjoyment (Jun, 1937)

Building Play Lot Equipment For The Kiddies Enjoyment

These playground projects solve the problem of keeping small children away from dangers of busy streets.

by Hi Sibley

KEEPING children off dangerous streets during the summer vacation months is a difficult task unless some means can be devised whereby their attentions are centered on the home or its surroundings. One way to accomplish this is through the construction of a backyard play lot, but even then you cannot expect to hold the children’s interest with merely a sandbox and a few toys. Slides and swings are part of the equipment necessary and need no explanation as to their construction.

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An Airplane Swing for Air-minded Youths (Sep, 1930)

An Airplane Swing for Air-minded Youths

Swinging back and forth in this miniature plane, youngsters can duplicate in imagination all the feats of world famous aviators—all with absolute safety, of course. The swing is easy to build and will make a very fine addition to any playground.

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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.

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Earthbound Play Spaceship Made From Aircraft Drop Tank (Apr, 1960)

Earthbound Play Spaceship Made From Aircraft Drop Tank

This earthbound rocket for outer-space-minded youngsters was made from a surplus aircraft fuel tank of the drop type, plywood, and miscellaneous switches and instruments of no value, for fake controls.

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Funster (Dec, 1947)

Sounds like a Web2.0 company to me. I’ll bet if we called it Funstr we could get it funded.

“Funster”
The New Amazing 20 way-play HOME GYM SET FOR INDOORS OR OUTDOORS
BUILD IT YOURSELF OF WOOD
The unit includes, besides these illustrations, a chairo-plane scoot-a-round, gym bar and various combinations of play thrills. ALL PARTS ARE INTERLOCKING
AND REQUIRE ONLY FROM 10 TO 50 SECONDS TO CONVERT FROM ONE PLAYTHRILLER TO ANOTHER.

An Ideal Xmas Gift For All The Children

Twelve sheets of pictures with drawings and instructions for all twenty ways for ONLY $2.00

SEND FOR YOURS NOW
HIGHLAND MFG. CO.
Cor. Garfield & 4th – Highland, Indiana

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