Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mechanical football kicker



At one time there was a football with this fellow. But what matters more to me is the paint surface. I think it's great, transforming this somewhat interesting toy into a strong decorative object. c. 1940.

4 comments:

  1. I also love how some of these early manufactured products still had a folky handmade feel to the form.

    What a great piece!

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  2. Good and crusty like I like it.

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  3. Yeah, you're right Joey. It seems many toys were more interpretive, less realistic, in the good old days, which makes them more interesting than today's crop.

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