Making Mechanical Toys

Multi-media clips and linked activities put real-life care situations into a learning context.

Making Mechanical Toys

Author: Rodney Peppe

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

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Page: 176

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Mechanical toys transcend categories of age with their universal appeal. Whether the mechanism is hidden or revealed, simple or complex, the cycle of movement allows you to simply turn a handle and see the magic work. Making Mechanical Toys explains how to make these wonderful and fascinating toys through a variety of bright and exciting projects. Seventeen original 'gallery' mechanical toys have been designed and made especially for this book. · Step-by-step instructions with over a hundred and forty colour photographs and plans for making the toys. · Advice on tools and materials, priming and painting, and tricks of the trade draw upon the author's wide experience. AUTHOR: Rodney Peppé is author-illustrator of over eighty children's books, and creator of Huxley Pig and Angelmouse for television. Rodney Peppé's Moving Toys was published in 1980, and this led to his toymaking. He rarely sells, but exhibits in one-man shows at venues including the V&A Museum of Childhood and the National Theatre. 140 colour photos

Automata and Mechanical Toys

"The history of automata and mechanical toys covers the early inventors from Hero of Alexandria, through the mechanical marvels of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to contemporary automata and the influence exerted by Calder's ...

Automata and Mechanical Toys

Author: Rodney Peppé

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

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Page: 160

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No other craft so brilliantly captures the magic of turning a handle, þicking a switch, or pulling a lever to see the unexpected come to life.Automata and Mechanical Toys is a book for anyone drawn to simple, entertaining mechanics. The book features 21 leading makers, each with a distinctive style. With 160 color photos and 100 delightful examples of the craft, the book is a feast for collectors and enthusiasts. A substantial section of the book is devoted to making automata mechanisms, ideal for novices or those wishing to learn new techniques. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions explain how to make a bearings box, which separately houses all the main mechanisms used in automata. The box can then be converted to any mechanism you choose. Rodney Peppé is a winner of the British Toymakers' Guild Toy of the Year Award; he has had exhibitions of his work at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood. He is also the author of Rodney Peppé's Moving Toys.

Making Moving Toys and Automata

This beautiful book draws on Robert Race's extensive collection of traditional moving toys, looking at the ways the makers have achieved remarkable and varied results, often with very limited resources.

Making Moving Toys and Automata

Author: Robert Race

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785004921

Page: 96

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This beautiful book draws on Robert Race's extensive collection of traditional moving toys, looking at the ways the makers have achieved remarkable and varied results, often with very limited resources. Each chapter begins by looking at the mechanisms and materials used in some of these traditional moving toys, goes on to consider possible variations, and describes how to make a related moving toy. It continues, from this basis, to develop a design for an automaton. The book shows that designing and making these simple but wonderfully satisfying mechanical devices is fun, and that good results can be achieved in many different ways, using a variety of materials, tools and equipment such as wood and wire, card and paper, bamboo, string, tin plate and feathers. It exploits, in a simple way, mechanisms such as levers, linkages, cranks and cams. It explores different ways of moving those mechanisms directly by hand, by springs or falling weights, and by the wind. Beautifully illustrated with 117 colour images.

Creative Kinetics

Far from a routine woodworking book, Creative Kinetics will inspire even the least craft-minded reader to pick up some scissors and turn a tuna can into a propeller or cardboard into a jumping-jack.

Creative Kinetics

Author: Rodney Frost

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402732236

Page: 140

View: 187

Artist, inventor, and longtime author Rodney Frost is known for wacky, whimsical woodworking books that encourage readers to experiment. With his newest, most creative volume yet, he provides an introduction to the wild and whimsical world of kinetic art—art that moves. Using plenty of informative sidebars and dynamic illustrations, Frost teaches the basic techniques in his own inimitable style, beginning with easy, fun projects like weather vanes and mobiles powered by air currents alone. Then it’s on to simple toys you manipulate with strings, and art mechanized by levers, cranks, cams, and cogs. Far from a routine woodworking book, Creative Kinetics will inspire even the least craft-minded reader to pick up some scissors and turn a tuna can into a propeller or cardboard into a jumping-jack.

Trade Promotion Series

Toys sold during the Christmas season are largely imported makes , westerners
being the principal buyers . ... which could be used for making mechanical toys is
available , but this has not been utilized , presumably owing to lack of skilled ...

Trade Promotion Series

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Hearings

We wish to recommend that this paragraph be changed to read as follows : Dolls
, and parts of dolls , doll heads , toy marbles of whatever material composed , air
... A typical new factory is one which started making mechanical toys in 1914.

Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means

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Helping Babies Learn

Indoor Activities — 21-24 months Playing with Mechanical Toys Activities Play
with me as I discover how to make ... start by winding , pressing a switch , or
some means I can accomplish once I figure out that this is what will make my toy
move .

Helping Babies Learn

Author: Setsu Furuno

Publisher: Communication Skill Builders/Therapy Skill Builders

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Page: 288

View: 516

Toy making in School and Home

Contents INTRODUCTION. By Miss R. BASSETT, B.A., Headmistress of the
County Secondary School, Streatham . Pacae PART II TOYS OF CARDBOARD
AND WOOD: MECHANICAL TOYS chapter. PART I TOYS FOR LITTLE ONES:
PAPER ...

Toy making in School and Home

Author: Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne

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Page: 299

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In an interesting 1916 introduction by R. Bassett, this volume posits that women should employ themselves to making children's toys and are encouraged not to feel intimidated by some of the seemingly difficult designs. The text includes over 25 different toy designs made from paper, cardboard and wood.

The School Journal

The Germans are very skilful in making good imitabranches were high among the
shining stars . ... The sugar , water , flavoring and coloring are thrown into huge
Thus the United States makes mechanical toys , Christmas troughs , and ...

The School Journal

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Journal of the Royal Society of Arts

While in Judenbach the toy industry did not attain great proportions , in
Sonneberg the trade , as early as the 17th century ... An important step in the
development of the industry was the endeavour to make those parts which were
difficult to ... new substance Sonneberg produced its wares with almost
mechanical rapidity .

Journal of the Royal Society of Arts

Author: Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)

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The Modern Review

In addition to the common toys made of wood, earthenware and cotton, the
Japanese now make toys of rubber, metal and celluloid ; and are especially
clever at making mechanical toys, though the Japanese mechanical toy is not so
durable ...

The Modern Review

Author: Ramananda Chatterjee

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Includes section "Reviews and notices of books".

Collecting Mechanical Antiques

When there were many to make the exterior of dolls but few to provide a
mechanical interior it is not surprising that ... There is some social excuse for the
making of dolls and mechanical toys for children , but the expertise and fantastic
sums of ...

Collecting Mechanical Antiques

Author: Ronald Pearsall

Publisher:

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Page: 197

View: 228

The Japan Magazine

In wood , earthenware and cotton the Japan- various other lines Japan has also
gained ese now make toys of rubber ... will continue making mechanical toys ,
though the when competition revives after the war , Japanese mechanical toy is
not ...

The Japan Magazine

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Indian Trade Journal

for festivals , traditional Kathakali figures , dancing dolls The first mechanical toy
manufacturing unit was set decorative toys ... Plastic toy - making It has been
estimated by the Central Small Industries units are located mainly in West Bengal
 ...

Indian Trade Journal

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