Making Tin Can Toys

Making Tin Can Toys

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Edward Thatcher's 1919 book, qMaking Tin Can Toys, q provides instructions on how to construct toy trucks, boats, trains, and windmills, as well as trays, candlesticks, and biscuit cutters, all out of used tin cans. Thatcher, an instructor of Decorative Metal Working at Columbia University's Teachers College in New York City, made clever and durable creations using simple tools and an abundant material. His design methods were trial-tested by both10-12 year olds and wounded World War I soldiers. The book includes over 100 helpful diagrams and black-and-white photographs.Vent tubes soldered to these lamps in such a manner as to conduct the gas away from the flame will provide against accidents of this sort. A filler hole should be placed in the top of the lamp as far away from the wick tube as possible.

Title:Making Tin Can Toys
Author:Edward Thatcher
Publisher:Applewood Books - 2009-12-16


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