Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Dozens of free mechanical paper toy plans from the 1920s

Paper toy plans from the 1920s

The Barnacle Press has posted a set of mechanical paper toy plans created by Dan Rudolph for the LA Times back in 1922 and 1923. The plans show you how to make moving toys by cutting out and articulating the parts of various cartoon characters. Shown here is an example of the plans, this one titled The Village Blacksmith. There are over 25 plans in all including sports figures, tradesmen, kids, and assorted animals. This is a great resource and looks like they would be a lot of fun to make.

Here is where you can get these free papercraft mechanical toy plans.

[ Thanks Brian! ]

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3 Comments:

Blogger McDrunk said...

Excellent, thank you for the link!

February 8, 2012 at 2:31 PM  
Anonymous CTP said...

wow! It's like Rube Goldberg meets R. Crumb, with a touch of Borofsky! lol...thanks! CTP

February 15, 2012 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Dug North said...

CTP -- That's a great description!

-Dug

February 15, 2012 at 2:29 PM  

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