By Cory Doctorow at 6:55 am Sat, Jun 1, 2013
John sez, "The Falvey Library at Villanova University has just digitized a turn of the century guide to mechanical toys and small automata. They've been digitizing a lot of very interesting material--see more here."
How to make magic toys : containing full directions for making magic toys and devices of many kinds / by A. Anderson
Ye olde makers faire.
That first paragraph in the picture… I think I prefer the wood on my crotch to stay the way it is, thank you very much.
i don’t know…painting a face on the head of the wood in your crotch is a classic gag. way better then the hole in the bottom of the popcorn bucket trick.
Step 1: cut a hole in the box
As a kid I used to pour through the books in the 793.8 section of every library I visited, and I feel like I’ve seen this book before. Interesting.
And for even more Dime Novel and Popular Literature fun, please come one and all to a free conference with free lunch:
PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE :A conference on
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Monday, June 10, 2013 http://vupop.org/
Your Delta Tau Chi name is Cory “Crotch Wood” Doctorow.
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