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Posted 6 years ago


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It's kinda sad that today, in the name of safety, little boys (and girls) have to play with wimpy blow-molded plastic tools, instead of the small but 'real' toys of previous generations! This tool set belonged to my husband as a small boy. He told me about the wonderful projects he made with his set. I imagine it dates from the mid to late 50s, but the set does look a bit older than that. All of the tools he has left are in the box. Perhaps one of our grandsons might enjoy it someday!


  1. stefdesign stefdesign, 6 years ago
    That's so sweet! Glad to hear your story. I wonder how many little boys are gaining a love of building from "Bob the Builder".
  2. Signaholic Signaholic, 5 years ago
    You're sooo right Stef! Glad I didn't grow up under these rigid and totally ridiculous laws. I had one too although not this exact same one. My father was a home builder and I wanted to be just like him. Except somehow, along the way, I became a singer,,,LOL This is a great antique toy piece!

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