This blog discusses old toys from the early 1920's to the end of the 1950's. All kinds of topics are discussed.
The time span was the greatest period for "hands-on" toys, where a young child could actually go outside and play for hours at a time.
You can see the elegance but simple design of these toys. It was a time when huge machines, and people made and finished toys by hand.
The era has long passed, but many of the toys are still around, and that is what I would like to share.
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Overcast with potential rain 23 C 74 F
Another Reader Needs Help
in Identifying Her Toy
In the last several weeks, I've received inquiries from readers asking if I could identify or authenticate their toys. Today's interesting acrobat toy is from Carol Caraher. The toy is rusted, and has the writing "Made in Germany" on it. So if you can help identify this toy, please feel free to write.
The toy is made from tin, and has a wind-up mechanism for the acrobat to do turns on the metal "traspeze". There is what I think is a logo, of a clown in a circle (4th photo down).
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So please have a look, and if you can help Carol identify her toy, that would be helpful.