For this theme, I decided on Checkers. I pondered over what could I find that would be a circle in a square….and voila – checkers. Now where to find one – ahh Cracker Barrel has them outside, so asked a couple if they would let me photograph their board, so I didn’t have a choice in placement. I am sure they thought I was completely nuts when I asked.
So how many of you remember the old wooden toys. I remember many days of playing with the pick up sticks with my family. Looking at these now, how did we survive? Pointy ends, no electronics, not even bright colors for the paint. We probably ran with them too. lol.
The Pile On game is by Whitman Publishing Co, from Racine Wisconsin and came out in 1962.
I had forgotten that I still had these two toys, long ago stuck into a drawer.
I had to look up the company, because if you are like me, you would go WHO? No, I do not still have the xylophone, though I did have one way back when.
Otto F. Schoenhut, son of Albert Schoenhut, started a new toy manufacturing company in 1936 named simply, O. Schoenhut. Their best known products were the 4-5-6 Pickup Sticks and their pianos.
Just after the A. Schoenhut Company exited business in 1936, the Schoenhut Manufacturing Company began operations making pianos and building kits for use with model railroads. The company ceased operations in 1939 or 1940. The Schoenhut Travel Trailer, Nursery Pianoette, and a variety of pianos, xylophones, metallophones, games, and doll houses were made by Schoenhut Manufacturing.
What do you have in the back of your desk drawers or closets?