As promised, here are more photos from the morning I spent with Mr. Jack Dohany, a retired toymaker. He allowed me to interview him for a column I wrote about him, and I photographed him and some of his toys too. My boys had fun playing with them! If you’d like to read my column, click here.
Demonstrating the one hand top…
…and the two-hand top.
I was enchanted with this little game. The objective is to get the wooden dolls to trade places, but you can only jump over one at a time or something like that.
An Egyptian squeeze acrobat.
My little builder.
The first toy Mr. Dohany ever made. A train engine with removable parts. He said that parents convinced him children would lose all the parts, so he stopped making them that way.
The second toy Mr. Dohany ever made.
Musical Tumble Ladder
Wind-up Music Box. Elements turn.
Music box with crank.
What toys do you remember fondly from your childhood?