Make Hallowe’en whoopee with mechanical tricks – 1932

Make Hallowe’en whoopee with mechanical tricks – 1932

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Huh, so back in the 30’s I guess people had Halloween parties and pulled pranks on each other with elaborate mechanical devices, neato… Modern Mechanix 1932 – “A Hallowe’en party might be defined as a nocturnal orgy of nonsensical abandon. In other words, an affair when any goofy trick is in order. If you want to show your guests some real fun perform the stunts described here and then won’t be a single moment of boredom.

ON HALLOWE’EN Eve you can stage all the goofy stunts you have been wanting to exploit for a long time. Nothing is too low-brow for the occasion. It is the one time of the whole year, not even excepting New Year’s, when you can forget worldly cares and the weight of adult responsibilities, and have a thoroughly good time.”Link.

If I had a time machine, I think the 30’s might be one of my first stops.


  • MAKE Halloween projects – Link.
  • MAKE Halloween archives – Link.

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