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, October 15, 2016
Some Carrette "Motor Cars"
Sunday, October 16, 2016 Overcast and Raining, 18 Celsius 64 Fahrenheit
Some Carette "Motor Cars"
(matched up to a 1912 Carette Catalogue)
I often like to search my toy books to see if I can cross-reference (match) the toy photo with its' counterpart in a book or catalogue. It's hard and very expensive to find original catalogues from 100 years ago. However, there have been several 100 year old catalogues that have been reproduced.
ONe of these fine books was reproduced (reprinted) in 1979 by New Cavendish Books, with editing by Mr.Alan Levy. And so, I have a great Carette catalogue book titled