Toys And Games From The Past

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  1. Tony Page

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    Reminds me of the old joke I sat down behind a car tied my tooth to the rear bumper, car went in reverse, lost more than one tooth.
     
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    I couldn't deal with those 4-40 screws, my hands are like lobster claws. I had a older cousin who could put anything together just by looking at the picture, and he love playing with my erector set. He'd build the projects I'd play with them it was a win-win situation.
     
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    Don't know if I was Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde I really enjoyed playing with my Gilbert's chemistry set. I have to admit not every concoction I made was in the manual that came with it.

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    I asked for a chemistry set and/or erector set every year for Christmas and was always told, "No, dear, those are for boys."
     
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    :rolleyes:

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    I had a chemistry set too. I didn't know how to use it very well, but I remember making crystals.
     
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    I loved my Gilber ChemLab. Did you have those index cards that each contained an experiment?
     
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    Mine had a small hydroponics set with it. I used to sprout kidney beans in it.

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    To be honest I don't remember I remember playing with it making Invincible ink, making a chemical that you wrote on toilet paper and it would simmer like a fuse when you put a match to it, having a test tube with blue color liquid, that went clear when you added another chemical. I remember the egg and vinegar trick also but I'm not sure that was in their manual. I'm sorry with a lot of my toys I remember them but a not a lot of the details.
     
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    Does anyone remember making a rubber band gun out of two pieces of wood and some nails, this is not the gun that shot rubber bands, but shot projectiles of pieces of cardboard or linoleum carpet.
    As I recall you nail two pieces of wood together to make the L shape of a gun, on the nozzle end you put a nail and bented it over to attach the rubber band but you would stretch over the top of the gun to a carved area where you can secure it. On top of the gun between the two strands of rubber band you would put your cardboard piece and you'd be ready to shoot it. Don't know if that's clear enough but the best I can do, anybody who made one would understand.
     
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    How about those balsa wood airplane kits...

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    The simple ones were only a dime but you had to pay a quarter for the ones with propellers.

    Our roof and trees were well decorated with them.
     
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    I recall taping a firecracker to each wing.
    It looped/I ducked.
     
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    My friend got a roller coaster for Christmas one year we spent hours watching it go around and around and around.

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    Aha! So YOU'RE the one who burnt the garage down! You know, the cops are still looking for you........
     
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    I hate that crap. Didn't you run into something similar with a banjo?

    And now men get to be women...that's gotta pi$$ you off!
     
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