Propeller drives homemade flying merry-go-round

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These kids got to ride around on a homemade propeller driven merry-go-round, Popular Science 1939 – Link.

14 thoughts on “Propeller drives homemade flying merry-go-round

  1. Ok…so how did the youngsters avoid being sliced like baloney? I am sure Toys R Us would sell a million of these nowadays….

  2. OK, how did the tykes avoid being sliced like so much baloney? I can imagine how this would go over today. Child Protective Services would be right there, ready to arrest dad as well as impound any hunting firearms he owns…

  3. Ok..How does Dad avoid ending up with sliced up kids? I can imagine this nowadays…Child Protective Services would have Dad arrested immediately.

  4. Ok.. I can imagine this nowadays…Child Protective Services would have Dad arrested immediately. What about when Hubert the next door kid wants to join in the fun and runs up to participate?

  5. OK how many times did this get reposted? (-:

    I know I know, it’s hard to tell if your comment got posted, but I couldn’t resist.

  6. OK RonGiuntini, I’ll answer your question (but only three times, rather than four if that’s ok by you).

    The kids avoid injury because the motor drives a “23 inch propellor incased(sic) in a protective cowling of wire and metal”. The key word there is protective.

    The kids avoid injury because they are wearing protective clothing – goggles, flying helmets, heavy gloves and boots. Sure, it’s all handy kit to help the kids immerse in the role of fighter pilot and/or bombadier. But once again, the key word there is protective.

    But most of all, the kids avoid injury because they are being supervised. This is obviously not an automated babysitter like a television (has become).

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