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Originally published in the late 1910s, this classic toy-making book was written by the originator of tin can toys and it is still the most comprehensive and best-written manual on tin can toy-making. It contains massive 22 chapters of information on how to make toy trucks, toy automobiles, toy boats, toy locomotives and many other simple mechanical toys using nothing but tin cans.
The materials used to make these toys are plentiful and inexpensive since cans are everywhere. The tools needed are few and easy to use. Soldering is by far the most important of the operation involved in tin can toy-making, but it is very simple once it is understood.
Aside from the pleasure and skills derived from the actual making of tin can toys, perhaps the greatest satisfaction lies in the fact that you are using materials usually thrown away, that is, making something out of nothing.