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!
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.
- 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?
- 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
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