Historic Woodworker Videos #6: Morton Converse, wooden toy manufacturer

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Blog entry by Hoosierwoodcraft posted 03-22-2012 02:17 PM 2128 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 5: Thomas Day, Cabinet Maker Part 6 of Historic Woodworker Videos series Part 7: James Krenov, Cabinet-Maker »

To my fellow woodworkers, I wanted to look back at one of the first and largest toy manufacturers in America at the turn of the last century Morton Converse. The historic tribute video can be found at .

You can follow his tradition by making a toy for your child or donate your efforts to children in your community.

-- Thanks to the Wood Spirit, Tom

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#1 posted 03-22-2012 10:44 PM

very kool video Tom. It’s amazing how different things are now-a-days. I’m only 56, and a lot has changed in my lifetime. It will be “the Jetsons” for sure in the future I believe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 03-23-2012 02:22 PM

Thanks for sharing.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 03-24-2012 12:50 AM

Hey, great video. I enjoyed it. Amazing how different a child’s life is today. I just picked up some crayons at walmart this evening.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#4 posted 03-24-2012 02:18 AM

Tom, Another really great video and a subject even closer to my heart then the history. I love to make toys and games for my daughter and others.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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