1930s Hobbies New Annual Of Easy To Make Working Models

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1930s Hobbies New Annual Of Easy To Make Working Models

What did the youth of the 1930s do as hobbies before the advent of mobile phones, Wii, and X-boxes? The answer is they built and played with home made toys and games as described in this wonderful 1930s Hobbies New Annual Of Easy To Make Working Models. A second outing of the annual, edited by FJ Camm, providing a plethora of information on making anything from model aeroplanes, dynamos, cranes, boats, electric motors, and a telephone! A real slice of social history!

1930s Hobbies New Annual Of Easy To Make Working Models
1930s Hobbies New Annual Of Easy To Make Working Models

In reasonable condition, this annual has a hardback cover, thread sewn binding, and a cloth spine. The cover and pages have faded, yellowed with age, and exhibit some creasing and foxing. Someone has also made a biro annotation ‘ Summer 1930’ on the cover of the annual.

It comes with the original free inserts on the inside back cover, including:-

  • A fretwork stencil for making an inlaid hat and coat rack
  • A cardboard model gun carriage (partly used)
  • A cardboard model sailplane (partly used)

This would make a great present for a book collector and lover of vintage technology.

Summary

  • Edited by FJ Camm, Published by George Newness Limited, London and printed on thick art paper.
  • Published 1930 (there is no published date in the annual): second annual in the series
  • 128 pages.
  • More than 380 illustrations, diagrams and plates, and over 60 ‘make your own’ projects e.g A powerful frame aerial three-valve wireless set, a pair of water shoes, secret codes and invisible writing, canvas canoe, wood fretwork toys, a model aeroplane winder which counts or how about producing a stencil for chemical apparatus?
  • Size:
    • Height: 25cm (10″)
    • Depth: 3.1cm
    • Width: 19cm

Hobbies of Dereham were tool manufacturers for the hobbyist, please click on the following link for a ‘Hobbies’ Archimedes hand drill

For more vintage books, please click on the following link.

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Weight 1.4 kg