Revell’s Back-Firing Hot Rod toy car should have come with a holster

The Revell toy company was founded by Lewis H. Glaser circa 1950. One of Glaser’s first toys in 1951 was an inspired merger of two of young boys’ favorite playthings: cap guns and cars. The toy has a 1/16th-scale mid-’teens Maxwell roadster that had a wire cable topped with a thumb-and-two-finger grab handle. Its chassis had a contact through which a roll of caps could be fed.
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Twin Winton Ceramic’s early animals: The genius behind California’s whimsical pottery

Did you know one of California’s most successful pottery companies was launched by a 17 year old and his twin bother? This feature on Twin Winton Pottery’s early animals focuses on items designed by boy genius twins Don and Ross Winton. Initially sold from their family garage in 1936, these figurines became the foundation for one of America’s great pottery companies – Twin Winton.
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