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.
I haven't been blogging lately, but fortunately, from time to time, I get letters from toy collectors who have questions. Mr. Ted Wesselo from Holland (The Netherlands) wrote to me to ask if I could identify his toy. I wrote back for more information such as the dimensions of the toy. Ted replied and sent me several more photos.
The toy measures 13. 5 cm x 10 cm (5.31 inches x 2.54 inches), and the height of the spring holding the plane is 7.12"). It is also made of cast iron.
I'm not sure if the toy is European, since cast iron toys were very rare in Europe, compared with the USA.