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xx   TOY

Two wooden string toys. (1) Tumbling acrobat. (2) Climbing lizard.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #22 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 36

Wooden climbing bear "climbs" two pieces of cord that are strung through holes in his paws.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1974 (v.52#5) pg. 146, 151

Climbing Uncle Sam. Alternately pulling cords that are threaded through the hands of this painted figure make it climb to a Liberty Bell from which it hangs. Detailed plans can be ordered. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 89, 178

Three simple children's toys to make. (1) Climbing clown that works its way up strings threaded through hands. (2) Flip ball. A cup on a dowel with a golf ball connected by a string. (3) Battling boxers. Wire figures on rubber ball bases in a simple boxing ring of dowels and string.
BOYS' LIFE Jan 1977 (v.67#1) pg. 66

A figure you'll flip over. Turn an old action figure toy into a string-and-stick toy which can do flips and somersaults.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 2003 (v.93#7) pg. 51

Five easy-to-make turn-of-the-century toys. Alternating figures, acrobat, tumbling clown, rope-climbing bear, and traffic cop whirligig.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1983 (v.6#11) pg. 14

Santa climbing toy is a wooden Santa that somersaults down a wooden ladder. Pattern furnished.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1978 (v.9#7) pg. 24

Wooden climbing bear toy.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1980 (v.11#5) pg. 36

Tumbling and dancing wooden string toys. A clown, ballerina, cat and dog are made from a variety of wooden shapes, hinged at certain points and mounted on a string. Pulling both ends of the string makes the characters move.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1982 (v.13#5) pg. 7

Great turtle race. Cardboard profiles of turtles are moved along a string by pulling and jerking the string.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #24 Nov 1973 pg. 45

Easy-to-make old-time toys. Climbing bear, spool tractor, skyhook, whimmydiddle, and flying machine.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1979 (v.151#5) pg. 134

Dancing bear. Wooden bear is mounted on two strings and can be made to climb and dance on the strings.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1985 (v.162#12) pg. 124

Six folk toys from America's past. (1) Spindle top. (2) Whimmydiddle. (3) Flap jack trapeze artist. (4) See saw. (5) Climbing bear. (6) Chickens pecking.
WOOD MAGAZINE #14 Dec 1986 (v.3#6) pg. 48
Correction WOOD MAGAZINE #17 Jun 1987 (v.4#3) pg. 8

Three string-climbing figures (clown, ballerina, astronaut) wiggle left and right and climb upward as two strings are pulled.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1988 (v.44#6) pg. 44